Helicopter flying low over Ipswich

A HELICOPTER hovering over Ipswich town centre today was believed to be part of a training exercise.Dozens of people gathered in the Cornhill to take pictures with their mobile phones of the low flying apache helicopter, based at Wattisham, at about 10.30am.

A HELICOPTER hovering over Ipswich town centre today is believed to be part of a training exercise for tomorrow's march.

Dozens of people gathered in the Cornhill to take pictures with their mobile phones of the low flying apache helicopter, based at Wattisham, at about 10.30am.

A spokesman for the army said the helicopter was checking the route for tomorrow's event, which is being held in celebration of 4 Regiment, Army Air Corps' 38th birthday.

More than 100 troops are expected to march through Ipswich exercising their right to Freedom of the Borough.

The troops based at Wattisham Airfield, and are one of only two regiments which fly the British Army's Apache Attack helicopter.

The march starts in the Black Horse car park at 3.40pm, stops for a presentation of medals by the Mayor of Ipswich, and finishes at the Corn Exchange at 4.45pm.

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