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Homecoming Parade For Barnsley Troops

Thursday October 25 2012


Scores of soldiers returned home in previous parades Scores of soldiers returned home in previous parades


LOCALS have been invited to show their support for Barnsley's soldiers by welcoming them home in a special parade.

The Light Dragoons will march through town on November 13 as part of their homecoming parade  - and locals are being asked to dig out their Union flags and show their support.

The parade start on Churchfield at around 12.15pm when the Band of Heavy Cavalry and Cambrai will lead some 250 troops and military vehicles will make their way along Church Lane, Church Street to the town hall.

There will also be a one minute silence in memory of those who died.

The parade will then march down Market Hill, into Queen Street, Cheapside, New Street, Wellington Street and Peel Square.

It will then proceed into Queen Street for a second time and march through May Day Green, Eldon Street, Market HiIl and Church Street.

The parade is expected to last 40 minutes.

We Are Barnsley sent a film crew to the Homecoming Parade held in previous years. You can view it here. 

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Reply Posted by ange on Monday November 12 2012 at 09:18
they deserve the best we can give them they have done so much for the counrty HEROS in there own right wecome home boys xxx

Reply Posted by kirsty on Monday November 12 2012 at 09:27
I'll be working as security that day hope all goes well and the soldiers enjoy coming home they deserve the best welcoming home parade ever x

Reply Posted by thommo on Monday November 12 2012 at 10:20
as a serving soldier a wish these lads the best, welcome home fellas

Reply Posted by Sarah on Monday November 12 2012 at 10:49
Great stuff heroea welcome and a positive contribution. To Barnsley

Reply Posted by Jill on Monday November 12 2012 at 19:08
A poem by my 10yr old son caleb.
WAR.
Horses dash,
Bayonets thrash,
Blood flows,
And friends and foes
Stand awestruck
At the development of,
The war,
Mustard gas kills
Half blown up mills
Soldiers stood still
To attention,
Bombs hitting streets
Childrens hearts beat
And the wives mourn the losses,
Of their husbands.

Reply Posted by polly on Tuesday November 13 2012 at 11:45
welcome home to our awesome troops....x

Reply Posted by Darren on Tuesday November 13 2012 at 12:15
As an ex serving soldier who served and traveled the world, welcome home guys, enjoy the march through. much respect to all serving personnel past and present, VFC, FFTB