Welsh Guards Freedom Parade through Pontypridd

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The Band of the Welsh Guards marched through Pontypridd as part of their week-long tour of Wales.

It was the First Battalion's second event of the week with the first Freedom parade taking place in Bangor.

The regiment will complete its tour with a parade in Swansea on Friday.

Colonel Tom Bonas accepted a miner's lamp from Rhondda Cynon Taf council ahead of the march. He presented the council with a picture of the Welsh Guards in 1930s ceremonial uniform.

image copyrightCorporal Tom Evans, RLC. MOD Crown Copyright
image captionCrowds cheer as the band makes its way through the town centre
image copyrightCorporal Tom Evans, RLC. MOD Crown Copyright
image captionThis was the second event of the Welsh Guards' week-long tour of Wales
image copyrightCorporal Tom Evans, RLC. MOD Crown Copyright
image captionThe Guards marched through Bangor earlier this week
image copyrightCorporal Tom Evans, RLC. MOD Crown Copyright
image captionOnlookers brave the rain as the parade crosses the River Taff
image copyrightCorporal Tom Evans, RLC. MOD Crown Copyright
image captionA miner's lamp was presented to the regiment by Rhondda Cynon Taf council
image copyrightCorporal Tom Evans, RLC. MOD Crown Copyright
image captionShoppers watched as the Guards passed by
image copyrightCorporal Tom Evans, RLC. MOD Crown Copyright
image captionThe tour will end with a parade through Swansea tomorrow

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