The weekend kicked off with a parade on Saturday morning. Major General Skeates returned to Gütersloh as the Inspecting Officer and to present Long Service and Good Conduct medals to soldiers on parade.
The parade was well attended by families and by former members of the regiment keen to show support for those still serving.
Clutching their favourite teddy bear, children enjoyed the picnic held at Lake House on Catterick Barracks.
During the morning, children played games, read a story, blew bubbles and had a teddy bear hunt in the garden. There were two age groups – under five and over five – and the thrilled winner from each group won a prize.
Home-Start Bielefeld Secretary, Theresa Lam, said: “It was very kind of the staff at Lake House to give us permission to use the garden. It was a lovely sunny day at Lake House.
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