Apprentice Boys apologise over band’s uniform at parade

The Apprentice Boys have apologised for any offence caused by a band’s uniform at a parade in Londonderry.

The Clyde Valley loyalist flute band came under criticism and scrutiny after they paraded on Saturday, close to the scene of Bloody Sunday with a Parachute Regiment symbol on their uniforms.

Loyalists across Northern Ireland have been using the Parachute Regiment symbol to show support for Soldier F – the veteran Para facing prosecution for two murders and four attempted murders on Bloody Sunday in Derry in January 1972.

Members of the flute band from Larne…
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