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Last Updated: Saturday, 23 September 2006, 13:24 GMT 14:24 UK
Soldiers in freedom of city march
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The Yorkshire Regiment formed in June amid a shake-up of infantry
More than 100 soldiers have marched through the centre of York to exercise their Freedom of the City.

The Freedom of York is the highest honour the city can bestow on an individual or organisation.

Soldiers from 2nd Signal Regiment were accompanied by members of the Yorkshire Regiment, the Royal Signals Association and the Royal British Legion.

They marched with drums beating, flags flying and bayonets fixed on a route starting and ending at Duncombe Place.

The Freedom Scroll was read by City of York Council chief executive David Atkinson, before the Lord Mayor of York, Janet Hopton, reviewed the troops.

The parade then marched past the Mansion House, where the Lord Mayor took the salute.


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