Councillors Vote for Freedom of Borough for Military Associations

welcome to TamworthAt last nights meeting of Tamworth Borough Council, councillors voted unanimously for the Royal British Legion, Mercian Regiment Association, Royal Naval Association and the Royal Air Force Association to receive the Freedom of the Borough of Tamworth.

Last week, Tamworth’s Labour Party councillors submitted a motion calling on the council permit those members of the branches of The Royal British Legion, Royal Naval Association and Royal Air Force Association, based in Tamworth, who have served in Her Majesty’s forces and all those currently serving in Her Majesty’s forces who are residents of Tamworth, or were at school in Tamworth secondary schools (including Rawlett and St Francis Roman Catholic School if then resident in Tamworth) and those residents of Tamworth who, though not members of the aforesaid associations, can evidence that they are serving or have served in HM Forces either as a regular or as a reservist deployed in an operational theatre, to hold Honorary Freedom of the Borough of Tamworth.

During last nights meeting, Cllr Simon Peaple (Labour Party) moved an amendment to the original to give Freedom of Tamworth to the Royal British Legion, Mercian Regiment Association, Royal Naval Association and the Royal Air Force Association.  The amendment was seconded by the Deputy Leader of the Council, Cllr Robert Pritchard (Conservative Party) and then councillors voted unanimously to bestow the honour of Freedom of the Borough of Tamworth on the said military Associations.

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