Army

Army Medics Exercise Freedom Of Aldershot Ahead Of Tidworth Move

A total of 150 personnel took part in the parade through Aldershot, led by the band of the Royal Logistic Corps.

More than 100 soldiers from 4 Armoured Medical Regiment have exercised their freedom of Aldershot.

Personnel marched through the town ahead of their relocation to Tidworth in July.

The move is part of the Army 2020 Refine programme where structures are being changed.

Lieutenant Colonel David Wright, Commanding Officer of 4 Armoured Medical Regiment said "there's a lot to look forward to" in the future.

"Most of the armour in the British Army exercise on Salisbury Plain and the facilities that exist down there to support that are really good," he said.

"From a professional perspective, it's a really positive move."

In total, 150 personnel took part in the parade through Aldershot, led by the band of the Royal Logistic Corps.

4 Armoured Medical Regiment in Aldershot

Staff Sergeant Colin Vincent said troops were "relishing the moment".

"Amazing. [It's] not often that we get the opportunity to put on such a display," he said.

For Lance Corporal Sophie McNally, a dental nurse with 4 Armoured Medical Regiment, it was the first time she had taken part in a freedom parade.

She said the experience was "very overwhelming": "The adrenaline kind of takes over.

"It was really good."

The process of 4 Armoured Medical Regiment, moving to Tidworth will take place over a number of weeks.