Freedom of the Town to 40 Commando Royal Marines
The Freedom of Weston-super-Mare will be granted to the 40 Commando Royal Marines unit as part of a spectacular event amid Armed Forces Day celebrations on Saturday 21 June.
Thousands of people are anticipated to line the streets later this month as the 500-strong 40 Commando, Royal Marines, march along Regent Street at 10.30am for the historic ceremony, which will take place at 11am in Princess Royal Square, opposite the Grand Pier. The Mayor of Weston-super-Mare, Cllr Rosslyn Willis, will confer Freedom of the Town to 40 Commando, Royal Marines, and will be accompanied by Lord Lieutenant of Somerset, Lady Gass, and Brigadier Dunham, Deputy Commandant General of the Royal Marines.
At the conclusion of the ceremony at 11.40am, spectators will be encouraged to line the parade route as a full military procession takes place, with 40 Commando parading in a loop around the seafront and into Oxford Street, led by the Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines. There will also be a helicopter flypast and 11 gun salute