More than 180 soldiers of the Household Cavalry Regiment marked their final return from Afghanistan by marching through the streets of Windsor today before being presented with their operational service medals by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal.
As the soldiers of the Household Cavalry Regiment filed past the historic Guildhall, The Princess Royal took the salute with Councillor Andrew Jenner, Mayor of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.
Over a six month tour, their sixth in the Afghan campaign, the soldiers of B Squadron formed the Brigade Reconnaissance Force and helped to achieve security in the transition as Task Force Helmand reduced its presence in country. This became possible as the Afghan National Security Forces began to take over the task with a growing confidence and greater numbers.
Images by Sergeant Adrian Harlen; Crown copyright
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
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