Soldiers on parade for official transfer

Army reservists based in Chorley went on parade to mark the official transfer of their squadron.

D (64) Medical Squadron were watched by dignitaries, including Chorley’s MP, Lindsay Hoyle, and the Mayor of Chorley, Coun John Walker, at the Army Drill Hall, on Devonshire Road, on Saturday.

The parade marked the official transfer of the squadron from 5 Medical Regiment to 3 Medical Regiment.

The squadron draws mainly from the Chorley area and that will now be widened to the North West.

The regiment will transfer from Catterick to Fulwood Barracks later this year, but the squadron will continue to be based in Chorley.

As part of the event, Lance Corporal James Woods, from Wigan, received a certificate of meritorious service for his actions in defending a base in Afghanistan last year.