120 SOLDIERS from 29 Regiment RLC, based at Duke of Gloucester Barracks in South Cerney, are to march through Cirencester on Sunday (September 17).

The event is part of the 900th anniversary of the founding of the town’s Abbey of St Mary the Virgin, with the parade stepping off from the parish church at 2pm.

This will be the first time the regiment has ‘exercised its freedom’ since being granted the Freedom of the Cotswolds in March 2005.

Attending the parade will be Corps Colonel Royal Logistics Corps, Colonel Colin J Francis MBE ADC, Lord Bathurst, CEO Cirencester Town Council Andrew Tubb and other Gloucestershire councillors.

Music will be provided by The Band of The Army Medical Services, with a church service at the parish church presided over by Reverend Katy Richardson to follow.