Recently returning from Afghanistan, the 9th regiment Army Air Corp have today (13 May 2011) been marching through Boroughbridge in a freedom parade.
The route was lined with residents and children from Boroughbridge as well as relatives of the soldiers parading.
Colonel-in-Chief of the regiment, HRH Prince Charles took the salute and addressed the regiment before awarding individual service medals.
In his address Prince Charles gave his gratitude “I would like to offer my special gratitude for the contribution you have made in Afghanistan. You have served us all and your fellow servicemen and women with great distinction”
Prince Charles reflected on having Prince William and Harry serving in the forces:
“As the father of two serving officers I know only too well how difficult it can be when your loved ones are away for so long and in harm’s way”
“Your moral support for them all is absolutely crucial to the success of this fine regiment”
The Prince later attended a reception at Boroughbridge Hall.