The Small Arms School Corps (SASC) was presented with the freedom of Brecon by Brecon Town Council in a ceremony on The Bulwark today (20 April 2017). Many of the townspeople, along with local dignitaries, town councillors and local election candidates turned out to celebrate the joyful occasion,
Lieutenant General Patrick Sanders, the Commander of the Field Army, said the SASC is the smallest corps in the British Army and could fit in its entirety in the main square in Brecon.
Over one hundred 100 soldiers were on parade today and Lt Gen Sanders said: "We have almost the entire corps here. There are only 25 people in the corps not here today."
The Mayor of Brecon, Rose Evans (pictured above) said that more than 500 members of the Corps have made their homes and sent their children to school in Brecon in the twenty five years they have been located at Dering Lines.
Below: MP Chris Davies (left) and Deputy Mayor Ieuan Williams
Below: Councillors and candidate councillors takes their seats
Families turned out to celebrate
Below: Soundman Mark Weller
Below: Front Row - Councillors Matthew Dorrance, Robin Lewis and Keith Wilbud. Candidate councillor John Powell looks on.
Below: Museum staff Martine and Jacquie
Below: Caleb Roberts staff and friends
Below: Mayor of Brecon Rose Evans inspects the soldiers
Below: Military Police
Below: Candidate for councillor, Roger Smart
Below: Father Michael and Town Clerk Fiona Williams
Below: Councillors Mary Phillips and David Meredith
Below: Councillors Matthew Dorrance and Robin Lewis (right)
Below: Councillor candidates Sarah Lewis, Iain Macintosh, Steve Morgans and MP Chris Davies
Below: Independent councillor candidates (from left) Geoff Goodenough, Nigel Evans and John Powell
Below: Past Mayor of Brecon and Honarary Bailiff Mike Gittings