Prince Charles visiting town

Prince Charles - visiting Boroughbridge. (S)
Prince Charles - visiting Boroughbridge. (S)
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PRINCE Charles will be visiting Boroughbridge next week to take the Royal Salute when members of 9 Regiment Army Air Corps parade in the town.

The regiment, which has returned to Dishforth airfield after serving in Afghanistan, has the Freedom of Boroughbridge and will be exercising its right to march through the town on Friday, May 13, starting from Coronation Hall at 11.30am.

The Prince of Wales is the Royal Colonel-in-Chief of the Army Air Corps and will be taking the salute and presenting medals at the fountain in St James Square, at noon, after the parade has made its way along Fishergate and Back Lane.

The Mayor of Boroughbridge, Coun Geoff Craggs, said: “It’s a great honour for the town. As far as we are concerned it’s a once in a lifetime happening.

“To have the heir to the throne here is quite wonderful.”

The day will include various stands showing military equipment, including a Lynx helicopter, plus fun activities for children at Back Lane Car Park, from 11am.

To accommodate the march and other events, parking in Back Lane car park will be suspended from 9pm on Thursday, May 12, to 6pm the following day, and on Fishergate and High Street from 7am to 2pm on the day of the parade. Alternative parking will be available on Boroughbridge Primary School playing fields for the day.