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Troops march through town centre

Thousands of people lined the streets for a military parade through a Nottinghamshire town.

Personnel from the Mercian Regiment, RAF Wittering and RAF Scampton marched through Mansfield on Sunday.

The Mansfield March for Heroes was organised as part of a campaign to honour soldiers from the town killed since World War II, with a memorial.

The parade route began at Sutton Road and ended with a concert at the Market Place.

Deborah Smalley, whose son Pte Damian Wright was killed on tour in Afghanistan, is leading the campaign.

"This is the end of the first campaign.

"I'd like to see a memorial with Damian's name on it," she said.

The parade was followed by performances from the Mansfield District Male Voice Choir, Pleasley Colliery Welfare Band and the Seaforth Highlanders.

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The march was part of a campaign to bring a new memorial to the town



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