The Royal Welsh Regiment is to be honoured this weekend with the Freedom of Caerphilly County Borough.
Residents are being urged to turn out and show their support for the troops at two special parades in Caerphilly town centre and Blackwood town centre.
The first parade will take place in Caerphilly. The regiment will set off from St Martin’s Comprehensive school at 9.30am making their way down through the town centre, along Cardiff Road, before assembling for the official ceremony at the war memorial outside the Tourist Information Centre.
After formally receiving the Freedom of the County Borough in Caerphilly, the regiment will then travel to Blackwood where they will start a second parade.
The troops will set off from the former Somerfield car park at 11.30am before marching along the High Street and past dignitaries assembled at the front of Blackwood Miners Institute.
Councillor Lindsay Whittle, leader of Caerphilly Council, said: “I would encourage the whole community to go along on the day to line the streets of Caerphilly and Blackwood and show support for our brave troops.
“We are delighted to be able to confer this special honour on the regiment and we hope the day will be a fitting tribute to the men and women who serve in our armed forces.”
The parades will involve a number of road closures in Caerphilly and Blackwood town centres. Closure signs will be in place and the routes will be reopened as quickly as possible as the parades pass through the town centres.
For more information about the event or the road closures contact 01443 864264.