swindonweb®  home    make this my homepage
myswindonweb   LOGIN / REGISTER  
Date added: 14 April 2016

Excercising Their Freedom 

Locals brave downpours for The Rifles regiment parade 
Swindonians took to a rainy Swindon town centre over the weekend to witness The Rifles regiment exercise their right to the Freedom of the Borough.
Formed in 2007, The Rifles regiment is one of the newest regiments in the army, and is formed from the Berkshire, Royal Gloucestershire and Wiltshire Light Infantry.
Greatest honour
The Freedom of the Borough is the greatest honour that can be bestowed on a unit and is traditionally the way a town acknowledges the contribution of the local armed forces.
As part of events on Saturday, Swindon Borough Council received a silver bugle - the symbol of the Rifles regiment - with a scroll confirming the Freedom of the Borough award being given in return.
You can view a selection of pictures below.
Remembrance in Swindon
Remembrance in Swindon Events and places where we can once again remember those lost at war...
Poppy Cloak For Brunel
Poppy Cloak For Brunel Remembrance tribute takes pride of place in Havelock Square thanks to the amazing ladies at Stitch & Bitch....
More08 November 2017
Swindon Remembers
Swindon Remembers The last post is heard at the Regent St cenotaph as eleven bells chime - WATCH VIDEO
More11 November 2016
Royal Wool-ton Bassett!
Royal Wool-ton Bassett! Knitted poppies form amazing remembrance tribute - PICTURES
More01 November 2016
Swindon Armed Forces Day
Swindon Armed Forces Day Early details announced for this year's celebration of our nation's armed forces...
Hello, Mr President!
Hello, Mr President! Air Force One soars over Swindon as Obama flies in to RAF Fairford - SEE PICS
More04 September 2014
Armed Forces Day Swindon 2014
Armed Forces Day Swindon 2014 Full FREE day of entertainment in Faringdon Park showing support for the Armed Forces - 28 JUNE
On The March!
On The March! Royal Yeomanry Freedom Parade marks El Alamein anniversary & signing of Swindon Community Covenant - GALLERY
More21 October 2012
A Herculean Goodbye
A Herculean Goodbye Final flyover farewell for legendary aircraft...
More03 July 2011
Armed Forces Day 2011
Armed Forces Day 2011 Military parade, veteran's badge ceremony plus a full day of family entertainment - SEE OUR VIDEO AND GALLERY...
MoreTV27 June 2011
Swindon shows its support for Armed Forces Day
Swindon shows its support for Armed Forces Day Swindon Joins Thousands to Fly the Flag for Armed Forces Day...
More21 June 2011
The Last Parade
The Last Parade Blue skies and sunshine as RAF Lyneham bid farewell to Swindon - SWTV...
MoreTV03 June 2011
RAF Lyneham - Plan B
RAF Lyneham - Plan B Meeting hears alternative plans to save the local economy if Army say NO...
MoreTV07 April 2011
Skies Over Swindon
Skies Over Swindon 09 APRIL 1969 - 50 years ago Concorde flew in to Swindon - and in them days you were allowed on the runway! WATCH VIDEO
Janet's Puppy School
Chelworth Windows and Conservatories, Swindon, Wiltshire