Wonderful Wearside welcome for soldiers
Sunderland came to a standstill to welcome its heroes of the 4th Field Regiment Royal Artillery.
Thousands lined Fawcett Street and Bridge Street, cheering and applauding as the regiment exercised its freedom right to parade its colours through the town.
Police halted traffic as the regiment and its 105mm guns marched from Bonnersfield to the Civic Centre.
Then in Mowbray Park, the Mayor, Coun Joe Hall, was greeted with an 18-gun salute from the weapons which made such an impact in the Falklands campaign.
Coun Hall told the men: “We have followed your progress with pride and we acknowledge the courage and fortitude you showed in the face of the enemy under the terrible conditions you had to endure. We are proud of each and every one of you.”
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