Mar 292012

City of Winchester Freedom Parade 1946

The Rifle Brigade ( Prince Consort`s Own )

marching through Winchester during their freedom parade in 1946.

Another photograph reproduced from the Kings Royal Rifle Corps Chronicle 1946. On 18th July, 1946, the City of Winchester granted the freedom of the city to the Kings Royal Rifle Corps and Rifle Brigade.
Each regiment provided a strong Guard of Honour under Lt Col W. Heathcoat-Amery D.S.O K.R.R.C. and Lt Col V.B. Turner V.C. Rifle Brigade. The parade included a strong contingent of ex-riflemen and the bands of both regiments.

Top photo was purchased from rgj / rifles museum, bottom photo sources from fb The Rifles living history.