Melton Borough Council

All aboard HMS Quorn to march through Melton

Published Monday, 23rd May 2016

Arrangements are well under way for HMS Quorn’s Captain and ship’s company to exercise its ‘right of passage’ to march through Melton Mowbray on Wednesday 1 June 2016 at 11 a.m.

The Borough of Melton has enjoyed a long relationship with the HMS Quorn.  This will be the first time the ship has exercised its right to parade through Melton “with bayonets fixed, drums beating, and Colours flying” since being awarded the Freedom of the Borough in 2006.  For more information on Freedom of the Borough, visit the Council’s website

The parade and inspection will take place at 11 a.m. at the Council’s car park at Parkside, march off at 11.20 a.m. into Burton Street, up to the Market Place and move along Nottingham Street and then about turn and march back to Parkside by the same route.  

A rolling road closure will be in place.  This means that the roads will re-open immediately after the parade has passed thereby keeping disruption to a minimum.

HMS Quorn’s Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Commander Conor O’Neill, said :  

‘The ship’s company of HMS Quorn are honoured to be exercising the Freedom of the Borough that was generously conferred on us a decade ago.  As the third ship to bear the name, we are looking forward to maintaining our proud links with the Borough, which have endured through many years.’

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For more information please contact:

Name:  Lena Shuttlewood
Melton Borough Council
Telephone: 01664 502314
Email: lshuttlewood@melton.gov.uk