The 157 (Welsh) Regiment of the Royal Logistic Corp (RLC) celebrated being granted the freedom of Swansea with a parade and march in the city centre on July 27.
Lord Mayor of Swansea, Cllr Peter Black CBE said: “It is with great pleasure that we are honoured to be able to grant 157 (Welsh) Regiment of the Royal Logistic Corps (RLC) Honorary Freedom of the City & County of Swansea in our 50th year as a city.
“The Royal Logistic Corps’ (RLC) 157 (Welsh) Regiment RLC, known colloquially as The Welsh Transport Regiment, has a special friendship with the people of the city and county of Swansea.
“Swansea is proud of its relationship with the Armed Forces and welcomes every opportunity to show our support.
“It was my pleasure to be able to give permission to exercise their right of Honorary Freedom to march through our streets with drums beating and bayonets fixed. The people of Swansea gave a very warm welcome as they passed through the city.”
Following the Ceremonial Meeting of Swansea Council in the Guildhall Chamber, there was an Inspection outside the Guildhall, followed by a march from Guildhall to the National Waterfront Museum via St Helen’s Road, West Way, Oxford Street and Princess Way.