A spectacular military parade through Windsor on Saturday, May 18 will mark the departure from the town of the Household Cavalry - ending 200 years of history.

The regiment is being relocated to Salisbury Plain later this year and the parade will give Windsor the chance to say goodbye.

It will be made up of 250 troops, eight mounted troops and the Band of the Blues and Royals as they march from Combermere Barracks in St Leonard's Road at 2.30pm along the Long Walk, Park Street, St Albans Street, Castle Hill, High Street, Sheet Street and Kings Road with the regiment pausing at the Guildhall where a salute will be taken.

Roads along the route of the Freedom of Entry Parade will be closed to all traffic from 2.30pm, reopening about 4pm.

Parking will be suspended from noon.

Crowd control barriers will go up early in the morning along sections of Park Street, Castle Street, High Street and Sheet Street. Access to properties along the route could be restricted because of the expected number of visitors.

Cllr Andrew Johnson, the borough's lead member for infrastructure, transport policy and housing, said: “This promises to be a special day, not just for the Cavalry, but also for the residents of Windsor who are able to join in the farewell.

“The Regiment’s long association with the town of Windsor will not be forgotten, but we will give a warm welcome to the Welsh Guards, who will occupy the barracks in the future."

For up to date information about road closures and parking suspensions check the website on www.roadworks.org