We are immensely proud to receive the award. To receive this fantastic accolade is extremely rare, particularly for a Royal Naval Reserve unit like HMS Sherwood

Lieutenant Commander Rod Grant, HMS Sherwood

Lieutenant Commander Rod Grant from HMS Sherwood explained: “We are immensely proud to receive the award. To receive this fantastic accolade is extremely rare, particularly for a Royal Naval Reserve unit like HMS Sherwood.

“We plan to march through the city with the Band’s drums beating, colours flying, and our bayonets fixed. It would be great if members of the public do turn out to support us, we will be publicising the route of the parade closer to the time so people will know where to stand to witness this special day.”

Cllr Brian Grocock, Nottingham City Council’s Armed Forces champion, said: “The granting of the Freedom of the City is a ceremonial honour, and the oldest and highest civic honour that can be bestowed on a military unit and it is such an honour and privilege to be part of this momentous occasion.

“I would encourage residents, business owners and visitors to come and embrace the event and enjoy the background of our beautiful city while supporting the sailors.”

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