Historic Bath welcomes home Wiltshire-based soldiers
More than 200 soldiers from 21st Signal Regiment based at Colerne, Wiltshire, marked their homecoming from Afghanistan with a thanksgiving service and homecoming parade through the historic City of Bath yesterday, 24 June 2014.
The officers and soldiers deployed on the tour charged with delivering mission-critical communications from the strategic level to the frontline throughout Afghanistan. The regiment has also been heavily involved in the logistic efforts of drawing down the military footprint across Helmand. The regiment deployed with five Reserve personnel from 39 Signal Regiment, whose Headquarters is in Bristol. Many of the Regiment were on their first operational tour of duty.
The Parade took place at the invitation of Bath’s Charter Trustees and the ‘Salute’ was taken by The Right Worshipful The Mayor of Bath, Councillor Cherry Beath. Leading the parade was Lieutenant Colonel Adam Corkery, Commanding Officer 21 Signal Regiment. The parade followed a Thanksgiving Service at Bath Abbey. The Band of the Royal Artillery Regiment led the Parade and The Pipes and Drums of the Royal Corps of Signals played at the Abbey. The culmination of the day was a private medal presentation ceremony held at Azimghur Barracks, Colerne.
Images by Cpl Si Longworth.
Welcome home and thank YOU!