The people of Crewe & Nantwich are being urged to welcome home their local regiment, 1st Battalion The Mercian Regiment (Cheshire).
The regiment is to parade through Crewe town centre as part of a series of homecoming marches on Friday June 14th at 11:00am.
The servicemen and women of 1 Mercian, who have been stationed in Afghanistan, are recruited from Nantwich, Crewe, Holmes Chapel, Middlewich, Macclesfield, Sandbach, Congleton and across Cheshire West.
The parade starts at Forge Street car park then moving to Market Street before saluting the Mayor along Queensway. It will then pass along Market Street then onto Earle Street and finishing at The Municipal Buildings.
The regiment’s motto is ‘Stand firm, strike hard’ and have recently returned home from a 6 month tour of duty in Helmand Province Afghanistan where they supported the Afghan Security Forces during the transition to responsibility for their own national security.
For further information regarding The Mercian Regiment (Cheshire) visit their website here.