Dereham: Light Dragoons Parade

5 December 2012, 06:00

The Norfolk-based Light Dragoons are set to march through Dereham to celebrate coming home from Afghanistan and to remember their fallen.

350 soldiers are going to parade through the town from 11.00am.

The Regiment deployed to Afghanistan in March and the tour came at a cost.  Sgt Lee Davidson from the Light Dragoons was killed and many others were injured.

Sergeant Lee Davidson

Sgt Lee Davidson

The Parachute Regiment band will lead the march down  Norwich Street towards the Market Place.  They are then going on to St Nicholas Church for a thanksgiving service.

There will be several road closures in place including Norwich Street and Church Street which could affect some bus services.

dereham map route parade

Car parking will be available at:

Cowper Road 2hr
Guildhall 2hr
Commercial Road 3hr
Morrisons 3hr

Lieutenant Colonel S J Plant MBE, Commanding Officer, The Light Dragoons said: "It is a great honour for The Light Dragoons to be invited to parade through Dereham and to celebrate the links between the Regiment and the local community. We are very grateful to Breckland District Council, the people of Dereham and the surrounding area for their support for us today and to our families while we have been away these past six months."