Freedom of Salisbury for Royal Military Police

Royal Military Police Freedom of The City June 2018

Published by Faye Tryhorn at 5:27am 15th June 2018.

The regiment's been officially given the honour by Salisbury City Council.

The Royal Military Police have been granted the Freedom of the City of Salisbury in recognition of a century of work in South Wiltshire.

The regiment officially accepted the honour at a special City Council meeting this week (Wednesday June 13th).

Being awarded the Freedom of the City brings with it a prestigious honour - the 'right, privilege and distinction to march through the streets of Salisbury on all ceremonial occasions with swords drawn, bayonets fixed, drums beating and colours flying'.

Over 100 guests, including serving and retired military personnel, watched as Brigadier David Neal was handed a specially handcrafted scroll by Salisbury Mayor, Councillor Mike Osment (pictured above).

The Royal Military Police and their predecessors, the Military Mounted Police, the Military Foot Police and the Corps of Military Police, have been stationed in the Salisbury area for over 100 years.

They're currently based locally in Bulford, but have supported Police in Salisbury, as well as the wider Wiltshire Police team over that time.

Salisbury City Council has previously granted the Freedom of the City to Larkhill based 32 Regiment Royal Artillery.

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