Having been cancelled on the death of Queen Elizabeth II, the Freedom March by members of the Royal Monmouth Royal Engineers (Militia) has been rescheduled to take place on Saturday March 25 at a time yet to be confirmed.

The regiment, who have their home in the town of Monmouth, will be exercising their right to parade through the town centre with drums beating, flags flying and bayonets fixed.

They will be granted permission to parade by the Deputy Mayor, Cllr Tom Kirton at the Old Monnow Bridge and step off shortly after, led by the military band. The parade will move along Monnow Street to Agincourt Square where they will give a General Salute and finish at Great Castle House, the Regimental Headquarters.

The regiment are pleased to confirm that their Patron, His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester, will be attending the parade and will receive the salute. The Duke of Gloucester will be joined by the Lord-Lieutenant of Gwent, Brigadier Robert Aitken, the High Sheriff of Gwent, Malgwyn Davies, the Mayor of Monmouth, Cllr Alice Fletcher and the Secretary of State for Wales, David TC Davies MP.

The regiment was granted the freedom of Monmouth in 1953 and since then a number of parades have been held with the most recent taking place in 2012. 11 years on, the residents of Monmouth are invited, once again, to line the streets and show their appreciation to those serving as part of the reservist unit.

A number of road closures will be imposed until midday to ensure that the parade can take place without issue. The roads closed will be: Blestium Street (from its junction with the exit from Blestium St car park to its junction with Monnow Street), Monnow Street, Monnow Keep, Nailers Lane, Agincourt Square, Agincourt Street, Priory Street (to junction with traffic lights), Glendower Street (from car park to St Johns Street) St Johns Street and Castle Hill.

The road closure will have an impact on some bus routes in Monmouth and to reduce the impact on the bus service, a temporary bus stop will be in place on St Thomas’ roundabout by the Old Monnow Bridge.