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Standard Bearers Lead Wakefield Civic Parade


Three of the Rifles 5 Pillars; Reserves, Community and Association came together at Wakefield's Civic parade on Saturday 15 July.


Association Standards of the KOYLI, Light Infantry, and Rifles carried by Tim Humphreys, Rob Smith, and Colin Cranswick led The Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Wakefield, with Mayor's from across Yorkshire, The Deputy Lord Lieutenant of West Yorkshire, the OC of Y Coy 8 Rifles Major Ben Clare, senior officers from West Yorkshire Police, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue, and representatives of local community organisations through the City centre to the Cathedral for the Civic Parade and Service.


Following the service in the Cathedral our Standard Bearers led the parade back to the Town Hall for a Civic Reception.

L to R: Colin Cranswick, Rob Smith, Maj Ben Clare, Tim Humphries

Association Standards beneath a tablet in Wakefield Town Hall commemorating the granting of the freedom of the City of Wakefield on the 1st of June 1945 to The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

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