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Soldiers are presented with insignia

On Parade: St Georges Day Parade with the handing out of red roses and new patches

On Parade: St Georges Day Parade with the handing out of red roses and new patches

LANCASHIRE troops have been presented with their regiment’s new insignia during a special parade.

Members of the 2nd Battalion The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment were presented with their new emblem, the Lion of England, to replace the Glider that has been worn previously.

The soldiers, who are based at Weeton Barracks in Lancashire, received the new patch at a ceremony in the Falkland Islands where they are deployed as the Roulemount Infantry Company, part of British Forces South Atlantic Islands.

The Regiment enjoys the distinction of being the only Regiment in the world in military history to carry Battle Honours from every inhabited continent on their Regimental Colours.

The parade was also held to mark St George’s Day.

In new photos released by the Army troops can be seen receiving the patch and a red rose. The St George’s Day parade has long been a recognised celebration for the Regiment, with soldiers being presented a red rose at a morning parade ever since 1704.

 

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