Homecoming soldiers will be staging a street parade in Wandsworth on the day they are given the Freedom of the Borough.

About 250 soldiers from the 2nd Royal Tank Regiment (2RTR), a Territorial Army unit in the London Regiment, will be presented with the honour on September 15.

To celebrate this, and their return from service in Afghanistan, the regiment will march through Putney and Wandsworth.

It will start in Wandsworth Park before going along Putney Bridge Road, Putney High Street, Disraeli Road, Oxford Road and then back to Wandsworth Park, where the Freedom of the Borough will be officially given to them.

Spectators will also be able to talk to the soldiers and see their armoured vehicles used in operations in Helmand Province, at the junction of Putney High Street and Montserrat Road.

Other events on the day include a rugby match between The Regimental Rugby Team and Battersea Ironside RUFC and a BBQ for families and friends at the Ironsides’ ground in Earlsfield.

Wandsworth Council leader Councillor Ravi Govindia said the regiment were worthy recipients of the Freedom of the Borough.

He added: "This honour pays tribute to the bravery and the sacrifices that have been made over many years by the soldiers who have served in this famous and historic regiment. We are immensely proud to be associated with them."

The borough's links with 2RTR date back to 1916, when tanks were first deployed by the British Army during the latter stages of the Battle of the Somme.

The regiment will be the only regular army unit to be given the honour.

On the day of the parade there will be temporary traffic blocks on the roads that lead to the parade route along with Putney High Street being closed to traffic from 11.35am until about 12.15pm.

In addition, there will be no entry from Putney High Street into Montserrat Road throughout the day of the parade.

For more information about road closures during the day visit wandsworth.gov.uk.