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Army medics to receive freedom of the city
9:32am Friday 8th March 2013 in News
ARMY medics will parade through York when they receive the freedom of the city this weekend.
The parade will start from Duncombe Place at 11am tomorrow with 55 soldiers from 34 Field Hospital marching through the city accompanied by the Heavy Cavalry and Cambrai Band.
The Lord Mayor of York, Coun Keith Hyman, will be invited to inspect the troops by the commanding officer of 34 Field Hospital, Lieutenant Colonel Jaishan Mahan.
The parade will march along Duncombe Place, Blake Street, Parliament Street, High Ousegate, Spurriergate, Coney Street and past the Mansion House where the military and civic dignitaries will then take the salute. The medics will return to Duncombe Place along Blake Street.
Deputy Town Clerk, Ian Floyd will read from the Freedom scroll before it is presented to 34 Field Hospital, bestowing the honour of the Freedom of the City of York on the troops following their service to the city and their lifesaving role on operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.