A HOMECOMING parade for the Royal Welch Fusiliers will march through Wrexham to mark the soldiers' return from Iraq.
The fusiliers have the Freedom of Wrexham and will exercise their right to march with arms through the streets on Saturday.
Four guards made up of 65 soldiers each plus Territorial Army soldiers who served with them in the Gulf will march with bayonets fixed, colours flying and band playing from their regimental home at Hightown Barracks to the town centre at 2.20pm, where Mayor of Wrexham David Rogers will take the salute.
The parade will be led by the Clive Band of the Prince of Wales Division Regimental Pioneers and Billy, the regimental goat.
There will also be a service at St Giles Church at 3pm.
Mayor Rogers said: 'We are delighted the 1st Battalion of the Royal Welch Fusiliers are exercising their right to march through the town.
'It is appropriate that we welcome them back from their tour of duty in Iraq and show our appreciation of their efforts in trying to help rebuild a country that has been ravaged by war and bring peace to those ordinary people who have suffered considerable heartache and loss over the years.
'I hope many people will turn out on the streets of Wrexham to welcome them home.'