IN PICTURES: St George's Day parade in Emsworth

CHESTS puffed out with pride as soldiers and veterans marched together to celebrate St George's Day on Monday.

Thursday, 26th April 2018, 3:13 pm
Updated Thursday, 26th April 2018, 4:01 pm
30 Battery 16 Regiment Royal Artillery lead the annual St Georges Day parade through Emsworth town centre. Picture Ian Hargreaves (180463-23)

Crowds packed into the centre of Emsworth to witness the annual spectacle.

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Fresh from a deployment to the Falkland Islands, about 45 soldiers from 30 Battery, 16 Regiment Royal Artillery marched through the town.

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30 Battery 16 Regiment Royal Artillery lead the annual St Georges Day parade through Emsworth town centre. Picture Ian Hargreaves (180463-23)

They were joined for the first time by the Band of the Royal Artillery – who travelled from Tidworth – as well as veterans and schoolchildren from Thorney Island Primary School.

30 Battery 16 Regiment Royal Artillery lead the annual St Georges Day parade through Emsworth town centre. Picture Ian Hargreaves (180463-23)