Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Plymouth welcomes home commandos from Afghanistan

From MoD:

Royal Marines from 3 Commando Brigade parade through Plymouth
[Picture: Crown Copyright/MOD 2011]

A History and Honour news article

14 Nov 11

More than one thousand Royal Marines, Sappers and Gunners from 3 Commando Brigade paraded through Plymouth on Friday to mark their return from a successful six-month tour in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

Hundreds of loved ones and well-wishers braved storm-force winds and driving rain to gather on Plymouth Hoe and along Royal Parade in the city centre on Friday 11 November, Armistice Day.

Troops from 3 Commando Brigade Headquarters, 30 Commando Information Exploitation (IX) Group, 42 Commando, 29 Commando Regiment Royal Artillery (RA) and 24 Commando Engineer Regiment marked their homecoming with a remembrance service and a parade which included injured personnel, some in wheelchairs.

3 Commando Brigade led Task Force Helmand on Operation HERRICK 14 from April to September 2011. It was the biggest Afghanistan deployment involving military personnel from the South West of England in several years....

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