Homecoming Parade

Second Battalion Royal Regiment of Fusiliers

Second Battalion Royal Regiment of Fusiliers

I attended the Homecoming Parade in Bury yesterday in honour of the Second Battalion of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers ( the present embodiment of the Lancashire Fusiliers ).

They paraded through the town and had a civic reception in the Elizabethan Suite where the Mayor of Bury Councillor Sheila Magnall paid tribute to the work done by the Battalion during their tour of duty in Helmand Province in Afghanistan. Particular tributes where paid to those of the Regiment who had fallen during the tour of duty.

I was delighted that so many Bury residents had taken the time and trouble to line the streets of our town centre to honour these brave men who put their lives at risk so that we may have a more peaceful world.