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March through Swansea to mark return of soldiers

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: December 04, 2012

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SOLDIERS will be marching through Swansea today to mark their return from Afghanistan.

Troops from 1st Battalion The Royal Welsh will start their homecoming parade by leaving the LC at noon and will finish at the Brangwyn Hall after winding their way through the city centre.

It will be an historic day for the city as the local authority, its partners and the wider community will be signing up to the Armed Forces Community Covenant which aims to give fair support to members of the Armed Forces, veterans and their families.

Soldiers from the battalion will also be remembering their fallen comrades Captain Stephen Healey, 29, and Corporal Michael Thacker, 27. Motorists are being warned of road closures due to the parade.

Closures will be in place from 7am to 4pm in Francis Street, 10.30am to 12.30pm in Whitewalls and 11.50am to 12.30pm in Princess Way, Caer St, Oxford St, Dillwyn St, St Helen's Road and Guildhall Road South.

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