Adrian calls for big turnout to honour Lancashire's troops

Adrian, who first initiated the idea of Freedom of the Borough for the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment, has called for a big turnout on Saturday to show public support for the work of our Armed Forces.

Adrian said, “The idea came from discussions I had with a local resident when the Regiment lost its first casualties in Afghanistan in late 2009. By the time they returned from that tour of duty nine of their number had made the ultimate sacrifice.”

“This isn’t a political matter. It has unanimous support from all parties. It isn’t about the rights or wrongs of any particular armed conflict. Instead it is about recognising, through our county’s regiment, the brave men and women of our armed forces, who put their lives on the line to keep Britain safe.”

Adrian added, “I’m calling for a large turnout of local people to crowd the streets of Ormskirk during the march past to show the strength of support for our Armed Forces.”

The troops will march from 52 Derby Street to Ormskirk Parish Church at 11am on Saturday 22nd October. Following the service, they will parade across Park Road, down Church Street to the dais on Moor Street at 12.10pm, before parading out of the town centre.

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