Families urged to line the route of Pioneers’ farewell parade through Grantham tomorrow

A parade of 150 soldiers from Grantham's 168 Pioneer Regiment RLC march through Grantham town centre last year.
A parade of 150 soldiers from Grantham's 168 Pioneer Regiment RLC march through Grantham town centre last year.
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Grantham residents are urged to line the town centre streets tomorrow (Saturday) to bid farewell to a regiment which has been based in the town for more than 20 years.

The 168 Pioneer Regiment of the Royal Logistic Corps, based at the Prince William of Gloucester Barracks, is being disbanded as part of Army restructuring.
Prior to the march is a service at St Wulfram’s Church at 11am, which is open to the public. More than 250 soldiers will march at 12.15pm, setting off in Brook Street, turning into Watergate, High Street and St Peter’s Hill, saluting outside the Guildhall, and then turning into Wharf Road to the bus station where the march ends.
Commanding officer Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Parry said: “Whilst this parade marks the end of an era, it is also a time to celebrate the history and service of the regiment.”