Ribble Valley history made as Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment get Freedom of Borough - VIDEO

SOLDIERS from the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment have paraded through the streets of Clitheroe to mark their unit being granted the Freedom of the Borough.

The event was marked by the official signing of an illuminated scroll by civic dignitaries in the Ribble Valley Civic Suite, after which the scroll was presented to Brigadier Mike Griffiths CBE by Ribble Valley Mayor Lois Rimmer in Market Place, Clitheroe, following the parade through the town centre by 130 soldiers from the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment and Band of the King’s Division.

The battalion marched from the bottom of Moor Lane to Castlegate, then down Castle Street and into Market Place for the presentation.

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The Mayor took a general salute from the battalion and inspected the troops before presenting Brigadier Mike Griffiths CBE with the scroll conferring Freedom of Ribble Valley on the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment.