Rifles regiment granted freedom of Ross-on-Wye

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The Rifles Regiment has been granted the freedom of the town of Ross-on-Wye.

The Rifles, the largest infantry regiment in the Army, was formed in 2007 and can trace its roots back to the Herefordshire Light Infantry.

Servicemen are widely recruited from across Herefordshire and the regiment was formally adopted by the county last year.

Major Nigel Jones said: "It's very important and the greatest honour that can be bestowed on our regiment."

The ceremony started at 14:00 BST and the Rifles marched through the town at about 15:15 BST.

A number of road closures were in place ahead of the march, including Gloucester Road and Homs Road car park.

The mayor of Ross-on-Wye, Councillor Chris Bartrum, said: "It's a ceremonial way of saying we support the regiment and its work."

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