Paderborn marksmen’s club and 20th Armoured Infantry Brigade celebrate partnership anniversary
Three hundred officers and soldiers from 20th Armoured Infantry Brigade and affiliated units recently paraded through the streets of Paderborn city centre together with the Paderborner-Bürger Schützenverein (PBSV).
The parade was used to mark the fifth anniversary of the two organisations coming together in an official partnership of friendship and camaraderie which was signed in 2011 by the then brigadier and now Gen Patrick Sanders and Herr Elmar Kloke, PBSV.
Members of Headquarters 20th Armd Inf Bde, 5 RIFLES, The QRH, 1 Armd Med Regt, 35 Engr Regiment, and 1 PWRR formed up with their respective allied Kompanies, namely Heide, Konigsträßer, Kamper, Maspern and Western outside the beautiful Paderborn cathedral, an impressive sight with more than 600 personnel on parade.
The parade stepped off with alternate British and German detachments under the leadership and command of Maj Alan Somerville who organised and coordinated the British contribution to the event.