Freedom of borough for flood heroes

The 150TPT (Yorkshire) Squadron Royal Logistics Corps parade at the Armed Forces Day Celebrations. Picture: Andrew Roe
The 150TPT (Yorkshire) Squadron Royal Logistics Corps parade at the Armed Forces Day Celebrations. Picture: Andrew Roe
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a REGIMENT which helped with the clean-up operation following Doncaster’s 2007 floods has officially received the Freedom of the Borough.

The granting of the honour to the 150TPT (Yorkshire) Squadron Royal Logistics Corps was among the highlights of the town’s Armed Forces Day celebrations.

People of all ages descended on the town centre for the day which celebrates the achievements of the Forces.

The regiment based at Scarborough Barracks marched through the town centre to receive the honour at a ceremony outside the Mansion House.

In addition the Military Covenant was signed by elected mayor Peter Davies and representatives of the Armed Forces. The covenant is a commitment that the council will support service personnel when they leave the Forces.

The day also featured a church service at the minster and a range of fun activities including a paintball range where sharpshooters could practise their skills.

Mr Davies said: “Armed Forces Day is an opportunity for the people of Doncaster to pay tribute to the borough’s servicemen and women.

“We must never underestimate their bravery and selfless actions.”

Civic mayor, Coun Eva Hughes, who was also present on the day, added: “The annual event raises the profile of the remarkable contribution the Armed Forces make to this country.”

Meanwhile the party continued on Sunday at the Royal British Legion Hall in Sprotbrough with a special gala to celebrate 90 years of the Royal British Legion.