Ceremony to honour 35th Signal Regiment

By on 24/09/2009 in News

09:30 - 10:30, Saturday 26th September, Victoria Square, Birmingham

On Saturday, the Lord Mayor will be leading a ceremony at Victoria Square for the 35th Signal Regiment, which after 43 years of service, is being disbanded.  Based around the West Midlands region, the specialist communications regiment is being stood down as part of the re-structuring of the Royal Corps of Signals.

Over its history, the regiment has maintained a very strong link with Birmingham, confirmed by the regiment receiving the Freedom of the city in 1970.  Moreover, each year the regiment has assisted with the organisation of the city's Remembrance Day parade.

Birmingham is proud to be honouring current and past service men and women by conducting a ceremonial flag lowering ceremony, whereby the flag will be exchanged between the regiment and the Lord Mayor.

The Lord Mayor has highlighted the importance of the ceremony: “The event on Saturday will be a poignant occasion as it will mark the end of over four decades of history for the Regiment and its very special association with the City.  We are most grateful for the support they have given over so many years, and our thoughts are with those who will see their flag lowered for the last time”.

The event starts at 9.30am and will be attended by representatives of all the squadrons of the regiment, including service personnel that have served in Iraq and Afghanistan.  The general public are encouraged to attend and support the regiment as it completes its period of outstanding service.

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