VIDEO: Mercian Regiment soldiers parade through Mansfield town centre

The streets of Mansfield town centre were lined with well-wishers as they paid tribute to brave members of the 2nd Battalion, Mercian Regiment, when they paraded through the town today.

The march started on West Gate, off St John Street, at 1pm before progressing to the Town Hall, where an official salute was taken by local dignitaries.

The Mercian Regiment march through Mansfield. Photo by Dean Cobb

The Mercian Regiment march through Mansfield. Photo by Dean Cobb

On the parade was Lance-Corporal Kurtis Massey (24), who is from Mansfield.

He said: “Parades through our home towns are very enjoyable, especially when family and friends are able to watch. I get a real sense of pride as they allow the public to see another side to the Army. .”

The Mercian Regiment, which was formed in 2007, is currently preparing for deployment to Kenya.