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Final Freedom Parades

The final Freedom Parades by the Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Light Infantry (RGBWLI) took place between Saturday 7th October and Sunday 15th October 2006. Details of the dates and routes are given below. This was the very last time the RGBWLI exercised its right to march with 'colours flying, bayonets fixed and drums beating' in is local 'Freedom' towns. In February 2007 the County names disappeared forever when RGBWLI became part of the 1st Battalion The Rifles.

The Museum has already been given several donations of photographs/video footage of the parades, but would be pleased to receive any futher donations.

Wed 11 Oct   SWINDON  1300-1340   Civic Offices - Town Centre - Civic Offices

DEVIZES   1530-1615     Wharf Car Park - Market Place - Town Centre

Thu 12 Oct  ABINGDON  1030-1130  Abingdon School - Town Centre - Guildhall

WALLINGFORD   1500-1600   Town Centre - Guildhall - Town Centre

Fri 13 Oct  READING  1230-1330  Town Centre - Forbury Gardens - Town Centre

Sat 14 Oct  SALISBURY  1400-1545  The Close - City Centre - Market Place -Guildhall

Sun 15 Oct   WINDSOR  1530-2030  Victoria Barracks-Guildhall- Henry VIII Gate St. George's Chapel-State Rooms