The King's Royal Hussars Freedom of the city parade

Press Release: 13/03/2006

On Wednesday 12 April 2006, the King's Royal Hussars will be awarded the Freedom of the City of Winchester and become one of only six regiments to receive this honour.

Following a service at Winchester Cathedral, the ceremony will move to the Guildhall, where a Freedom Scroll will be presented by the Mayor (Cllr Neil Baxter) to HRH The Princess Royal, who is Colonel-in Chief of the Regiment.

After the presentation, the Regiment will exercise their new right to march through the City, 'to the beat of drums, with Guidon* flying, swords drawn and bayonets fixed'. This is in accordance with the ancient Freedom privilege, traditionally awarded by cities to host or guest regiments with whom they felt safe.

The parade is currently being organised and more information will be released nearer the time.

* Guidon is the name given to the colours of cavalry regiments.