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Warwick Freedom Parade

12 Special Constables were part of a team that ensured the Warwick Freedom Parade went off without a hitch on Saturday, 22 July 2017.

Nearly 100 troops, including the Band of Royal Logistic Corps, from the Ministry of Defence's Kineton Station marched from Warwick Castle to Pageant Gardens to mark the station's 75th anniversary. Kineton Station, which has more than 200 permanent military personnel and is home to the largest ammunition storage site in the European Union, was granted the Freedom of Warwick in 2012 on the occasion of the station's 70th anniversary and the station has maintained strong links with the town ever since.

Special Sergeant Neil Turfrey said: "The Freedom Parade is an important event in Warwick, with a march through the centre of the town. We had 12 Special Constables support the event, doing crowd control and reassurance. It was fantastic to see so many out there at one time. And one of the Special Constables, Rosie Lee, went out after and continued with foot patrols in Kenilworth".

The Mayor of Warwick, Stephen Cross, said: "In the background there was also another team, including other military expertise, our police and Warwick District and Town Council staff working together to ensure that everything took place safely and without interference".