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The Honorary Freedom of the Borough Parade

by willforster on 8 April, 2019

An Honorary Freedom of the Borough Parade for the Pirbright Army Training Centre will be held on Sunday 28th April 2019 at 2.30 pm.

Troops from The Army Training Centre, Pirbright will march into Jubilee Square, before an open-air ceremony takes place in front of dignitaries and army officials. Following the ceremony, the parade will march past me as the Mayor and other civic guests in Church Street East.

The Army Training Centre is the first collective Freedom of the Borough ever bestowed by Woking Borough and the award has only been given to five individuals previously. Therefore, the parade is a very special occasion and I encourage everyone to come and join the troops’ celebration by lining the streets to cheer them along their way.

I know the Centre feels it was a great honour and mark of real respect to all of their recruits and soldiers to have been granted Freedom of Woking Borough in recognition of the Centre’s work – they are looking forward to exercising this Freedom again to commemorate St George’s Day which falls within the same week.

Army Training Centre, Pirbright was awarded Freedom of the Borough on 8th December 2016. The award is the highest that any Borough can bestow. It recognises exceptional contributions, or distinctive service to the Borough by an individual or group of individuals.

I hope to see lots of members of the public there to enjoy this event with the troops.

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