Kimberley honours fallen during soldiers and veterans march

Military parade at Kimberley to celebrate Armed Forces Day
Military parade at Kimberley to celebrate Armed Forces Day

Soldiers and veterans marched through Kimberley’s Town Centre to honour the fallen on Armed Forces Day.

Soldiers from 170 (Infrastructure Support) Engineer Group, based at Chetwynd Barracks in Chilwell marched through the town to exercise their freedom of entry to the borough.

They were joined by veterans from the Royal Engineers Association and led by the Royal Engineers Reserve Band.

Residents took to the streets to give a rousing welcome to their army heroes during the parade.

The parade was followed by a commemorative service in Hall Om Wong Park to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.

As part of the service, wooden poppies were laid along a stream of planted poppies for soldiers from Kimberley who were killed in the war.

The march follows parades each of Broxtowe’s four towns after Broxtowe Borough Council unanimously agreed to confer the freedom of entry to the borough of Broxtowe upon 170 (Infrastructure Support) Engineer Group in recognition of their “outstanding achievements, commitment and dedication in the service of this country” and as an expression of the high regard in which they are held by the council and members of the community.