City centre buildings with a blue sky and light coloured paving, with trees and outdoor seating
Queen Victoria Square in Hull.

Freedom of the City parade returns to Hull

A large-scale military parade and event featuring up to 250 military personnel will take place this weekend in Hull city centre.

This Sunday (14 April) The Freedom of the City parade will be the first in the city in a number of years and will include a ‘military village’ in Queen Victoria Square and Paragon St for visitors to view a number of military vehicles including a Bandvagn 206, a tracked articulated all-terrain vehicle and Yamaha Grizzly 450 quad bike, plus displays.

Lord Mayor, Councillor Kalvin Neal, also Sergeant K Neal Army Reserve Recruiter, will be inspecting the parade in Trinity Square before its departure. He said:

“This Freedom Parade is slightly different. We have invited all those with the Freedom of the City to march together, where previously they have done this individually.

“It promises to be a great spectacle, with a military village alongside with the parade, giving residents the opportunity to see the latest equipment used by the British Forces.

“We’re also lucky to have the Army Cadet Force band playing to make the event extra special.

“Taking the salute will be such an honour. Hearing the band and seeing the colours flying whilst the troops are marching past will make for a truly spectacular event.”

The parade will begin in Trinity Square at and set off at 11.20am, travelling through Trinity House Lane, Whitefriargate, Carr Lane, Chariot Street, Paragon Street, Chapel Street, Jameson Street, King Edward St and Queen Victoria Square and back on to Whitefriargate.

The event is free for visitors of all ages to attend and will run 10am to 3pm.

Father Phil and his supporters at The Deep
Drypool Bridge in Clarence Street, Hull.