Memorial plan receives go-ahead

A MEMORIAL to members of the Royal Anglian Regiment killed on recent active service is expected to be unveiled at the end of this year s Remembrance Parade in Royston in November. Originally, it was hoped that the regiment could be given the freedom of th

A MEMORIAL to members of the Royal Anglian Regiment killed on recent active service is expected to be unveiled at the end of this year's Remembrance Parade in Royston in November.

Originally, it was hoped that the regiment could be given the freedom of the town in recognition of its losses and its role in Afghanistan and Iraq.

This would have involved a parade by members of the regiment.

But it was then learned that because Royston did not have a Royal Charter such a ceremony could not take place.


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It has now been decided to plant a tree and supply a plaque for the regiment in the Priory Memorial Gardens.

The town council will spend £150 on providing a tree and £75 on the plaque.

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