Paras last parade

Contributed by editor on Mar 11, 2006 - 12:24 AM



Soldiers and members of the Parachute Regiment Band paraded through Dover alongside a convoy of army vehicles on Friday (10 March). 

The parade marked the formal farewell of the 1st Battalion the Parachute Regiment in Dover. 

The regiment is leaving the Connaught Barracks in the town and moving to a new home in St Athan, South Wales. The barracks are to be mothballed although a number of Gurkha families from Shorncliffe will be moving into the married quarters.