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Royal Engineers march through Medway to remember fallen

Soldiers from the Royal Engineers marched through the Medway towns to remember their colleagues who have died in Afghanistan and Iraq.

The parade started at 12:25 BST at Rochester Cathedral before heading along Boley Hill towards High Street.

The corps, based at Brompton Barracks in Gillingham, has been given the freedom of the Medway towns.

Ahead of the march, Lt Col Paul Fountaine said he hoped the local community would support the march.

Roads closed

He added: "For the young soldiers, this will be their first experience in the public eye and it's hugely important they understand the support they have for a regiment that has been here for 200 years."

Royal Engineers have been based in Medway since 1812, when the Royal School of Military Engineers opened in Chatham.

Medway Council said Boley Hill, High Street and Crow Lane would be closed to traffic until 13:30 BST.

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