Did you watch the Freedom Parade in Dewsbury?

Over 200 troops lined the street’s of Dewsbury on Saturday 29 April 2017.   They were taking part in a parade to mark their freedom of the town, and Kirklees in general.

Before they march, troops paused while officials from the council and army unveiled the two commemorative stones in the town’s peace garden.  These stones mark 100 years since Sgt John William Ormsby and Pte Horace Waller received their VCs for exceptional bravery in April 1917 during WW1.

The 3rd Battalion The Rifles was formed only ten years ago as infantry battalions merged, but it has maintained the tradition of recruiting in the Dewsbury area.

The Mayor of Kirklees, Cllr Jim Dodds BEM took the salute outside Dewsbury Town Hall before The Band and Bugles of the Rifles les the parade from Dewsbury Town Hall.

If you missed the parade don’t worry we got it all on film…

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