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#1 Post by Wholley » Wed 08 Jun, 2011 1:37 pm

My home town is Colchester so it was good to see 16AA got such a welcome home.
Drums Beating,Banners Flying and Bayonets Fixed.
Saw many faces in the crowd who are known to me.
Just sorry I could not be there.

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#2 Post by gunner75 » Wed 08 Jun, 2011 1:40 pm

hear hear.
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#3 Post by Tab » Sat 11 Jun, 2011 9:07 am

When did they get the Fredom of Colchester

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#4 Post by Wholley » Sat 11 Jun, 2011 3:06 pm

I don't know Tab.
I said it was my home town,not that I still live there. :D

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#5 Post by Tab » Sat 11 Jun, 2011 11:49 pm

I can't recall them getting the Freedom of the town and they should not march with fixed bayonets through the town unless they have been awarded that honour. Lets face it they have only been there about ten years

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#6 Post by sky ninja steve » Wed 15 Jun, 2011 10:49 am

we got it in 2008 while in afghan and did the first freedom march in 2009 where one of my number 2 buttons pooped off while marching and hit a civvie in the face hehehe plus obviously as you are all aware paras aint exactly renowned for the drill skill which was funny watching 2 and 3 para all quite hungover tring to keep in step with each other and trying to hear the vommands from 30 ranks in front with the crowd shouting while laughing at each othe then all of a sudden everyone just stops and its like a 100 car pile up on the m62 aaahhh good times
think we shoul leave that sort of thing for the "other" regiments :wink: :wink:
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Re: Welcome Home

#7 Post by gunner75 » Fri 17 Jun, 2011 9:40 pm

4 Para getting Leeds on the 26th June..fix bayonets.
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#8 Post by deOmair » Mon 22 Dec, 2014 5:12 am

When times are tough be proud of who you are, trust in those above you and stay loyal to those around you.roger that :)

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