TA unit marches in freedom of Sheffield

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More than 100 Territorial Army soldiers will march through Sheffield as they exercise their Freedom of the City.

Members of the Sheffield-based 38 Signal Regiment will march with swords drawn and bayonets fixed.

The Freedom of Sheffield is the highest honour the city can bestow on an individual or organisation.

Troops will leave Barkers Pool at 1300 GMT and end at the town hall, where the salute will be taken by the city's mayor Graham Oxley.

Under a major re-organisation which affected all Territorial Army Royal Signals regiments, the Sheffield-based Signal Regiment has been restructured and re-titled 38 Signal Regiment.

The parade is an opportunity to welcome three new squadrons which joined the regiment last year and to say farewell to two squadrons which are to be disbanded in March as a result of the re-organisation.
 
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Heard it went well.
Would have liked to have made it but our Scottish contingent had to leave Friday morning and I couldn't get off work.
 
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Was in town doing a bit of shopping when they went past, looked good.
 
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spaz said:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/andrewwardlaw/4297554209/

No dressing, not sized off, rifles providing all round defence. Good to see that the finest traditions of the TA are being upheld. :D
Ha, just noticed who the first 'dodgy' rifle belongs to.....
 

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polar said:
spaz said:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/andrewwardlaw/4297554209/

No dressing, not sized off, rifles providing all round defence. Good to see that the finest traditions of the TA are being upheld. :D
Ha, just noticed who the first 'dodgy' rifle belongs to.....
.....and?
 
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spaz said:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/andrewwardlaw/4297554209/

No dressing, not sized off, rifles providing all round defence. Good to see that the finest traditions of the TA are being upheld. :D
Must be all those cutbacks - no money to do drill. (Thank fcuk!)

Also noticed the sling loops are on different sides on some rifles.
 
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It looked pretty good, considering most of the marchers had only done one day and 2 drill nights worth of rifle drill. The welcome from the people of Sheffield was awesome. I'd say apart from the messy incident between one of the escorting police horses and the right-hand marker's trousers (!) the whole parade and march went brilliantly.
 
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camnet said:
It looked pretty good, considering most of the marchers had only done one day and 2 drill nights worth of rifle drill. The welcome from the people of Sheffield was awesome. I'd say apart from the messy incident between one of the escorting police horses and the right-hand marker's trousers (!) the whole parade and march went brilliantly.
No pics?
 

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