Freedom of the City of Belfast for The Royal Ulster Rifles

Saturday, 6 February, 1954
The Lord Mayor inspects the detachment from the Depot.

Over 20,000 gathered at the front of the City Hall, Belfast to watch the The Royal Ulster Rifles receiving the Freedom of Belfast, the first regiment to do so. The Lord Mayor, Sir Percival Brown, inspected the parade and then presented the Colonel of the Regiment, General Sir James Steele, with a silver casket containing the Certificate of Freedom. General Sir James Steele then signed the Register of Freedom. The Lord Mayor took the salute as the Regiment marched past.

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