Hereford & Worcester

Freedom of Wychavon district for Mercian Regiment

The Mercian regiment is awarded the freedom of Wychavon
Image caption The regiment's mascot private XXIX, a Swaledale ram, attended the freedom of Wychavon ceremony

The freedom of Wychavon has been granted to the Mercian Regiment, the district council has said.

The regiment, which traditionally recruits from across the Midlands, recently returned from a tour of Afghanistan.

Councillor Linda Robinson, council chairman, said it was the highest honour the district could bestow and that the regiment was worthy of it.

The formal ceremony was performed on Tuesday evening.

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