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Royal Logistic Corps receives freedom of Bicester

Freedom parade Image copyright Bicester Town Council
Image caption 1 Regiment RLC has been based at St David's Barracks since 2014

Soldiers of the Royal Logistic Corps (RLC) have received the freedom of an Oxfordshire town.

The Freedom of Entry of Bicester was given to 1 Regiment RLC, which has been based at St David's Barracks since 2014 after moving from Germany.

Following a church service, troops paraded through the town to Garth Park with bayonets drawn, led by the RLC Corps Band.

Mayor Sean Gaul said it showed their "strong relationship" with Bicester.

He added: "I feel very privileged and very honoured to be taking a leading role in what can only be described as a momentous occasion for our town."

Earlier in the year town councillors unanimously agreed to give the honour to the regiment.

Image copyright Bicester Town Council
Image caption The regiment was given the civic honour at a special ceremony in Bicester

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