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Last Updated: Saturday, 3 June 2006, 13:46 GMT 14:46 UK
Regiment bids farewell with march
KOSB marching
The KOSB have staged freedom parades in a number of towns
Hundreds of people turned out in a Northumberland town to say farewell to a local regiment before it merges.

The King's Own Scottish Borderers marched through Berwick on Saturday.

It was part of a series of freedom marches across its recruitment area before it merges with the Royal Scots to become the Royal Scots Borderers.

The regiment was created in 1689. It is one of six infantry regiments which have become battalions of the new Royal Regiment of Scotland (RRS).

The regiment's famous name will disappear on 1 August when the merger with the Royal Scots takes place.

Saturday's event in Berwick was the last in a series of marches, but there will be a final event in Edinburgh on 23 June.

Soldiers said they wanted the opportunity to march through their home towns for a final time.

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