Freedom of the Borough Parade

The Army Training Centre, Pirbright has been awarded Honorary Freedom of Woking Borough. To mark this very special occasion the Centre will parade into Jubilee Square in Woking with Colours flying, bands playing and drums beating on St George’s Day, Sunday 23 April 2017. The Mayor of Woking will then present them with a velum scroll.

 The Freedom of the Borough recognises exceptional contributions, or distinctive service to the Borough by an individual or group of individuals. The Army Training Centre, based at the Alexander Barracks in Pirbright, lies within the Parliamentary Constituency of Woking. The Centre has long held a strong relationship with the Borough’s community, one that was officially documented in 2012 when the Armed Forces Community Covenant was signed by the Centre, Woking Borough Council and members of public bodies.

Following the ceremony the Parade will march past the Mayor and Civic guests in Church Street East. 

Members of the public are invited to come along and witness this historical event. Proceedings will commence at 11am with the parade to start at 11.30am. A road closure will be in place in Church Street East from 7am to 1pm.

About the Army Training Centre, Pirbright


Established in 1875, The Army Training Centre delivers training to over 5,000 new recruits and reservists each year. The 14 week course prepares all adult recruits, both male and female, over the age of 17, for service. They will then go on to join a wide range of Military Corps and Regiments, in which they will hone specific skills for their chosen Army trade.