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Army regiment to parade in Redditch

An army regiment is to parade through a Worcestershire town centre.

About 200 members of The Mercian Regiment will march in Redditch on 20 March to formally recognise its Freedom of the Borough status.

The regiment was formally given that status by the borough council in May 2009.

It will march along Alcester Street, from the Town Hall at 1030 GMT, and stop at the war memorial by St Stephen's Church.

Members of the regiment will be joined by about 100 veterans, civic dignitaries and members of the public for a brief service of commemoration.

Church Green West will be closed to traffic from 1030 GMT until the end of the service.

The march will then continue around Church Green and past the newly-named Mercian Square before returning to the Town Hall.

There will be a reception for the regiment at the Abbey Stadium at about 1145 GMT.

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