Young and Old

I was able to photograph the end of a ‘Freedom Parade’ today after coming from another job, soldiers from the 2 Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment (formerley the Green Howards) were parading through Redcar to be awarded the freedom of the town, earlier that day they had done the same in Middlesbrough. Along with the freedom parade it was also an opportunity to mark the recent return of the Regiment from operations in Afghanistan, a Regiment who has very strong links to this area of the North East.

These are a couple of the shots from the day showing the flag waving school kids from a nearby school reacting to the camera but there to support the troops nonetheless and the other, former soldiers from another war, watching proudly from the sidelines.

There was a lot of support from the members of the public who lined the route and applauded and waved flags as they passed, having been part of many parades in one way or another over the years this was the first time I have seen such visible support.

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