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Duke to be guest of honour at Basildon march
1:00pm Monday 24th September 2012 in News
THE Queen’s cousin, the Duke of Gloucester, will be a guest of honour when the Royal Anglian Regiment marches through Basildon .
The 68-year-old royal, who is 21st in line to the throne, will be part of the formal procession as 200 soldiers from the regiment’s 1st Batallion parade through the town square.
The event, the first time so many troops from the regiment, nicknamed the Vikings, will have marched through the borough, will take place on Thursday, November 8.
The Duke, who is also the Colonel in Chief of the regiment, will “inspect” the soldiers as they march from Toys R Us at 12.30pm down to St Martin’s Square for 12.40pm.