Thousands honour 11 Light Brigade in Winchester
A History and Honour news article
24 Jun 10
The people of the city of Winchester turned out in their thousands yesterday to pay tribute to the men and women of 11 Light Brigade at the biggest homecoming parade of its kind since the start of operations in Afghanistan.
A total of 650 soldiers from the 12 regiments that make up 11 Light Brigade marched six abreast, accompanied by three bands, through the streets of Winchester.
They were cheered by thousands of local people, and Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall, who was also in attendance, described all of the 5,100 members of the brigade as 'heroes'.
11 Light Brigade were deployed to Afghanistan from October 2009 to April 2010.
The Duchess of Cornwall said:
"Through all the adversity you have fought on with immense courage, displaying the highest level of dedication, loyalty and professionalism as you have gone about bringing stability and security to this troubled region.
"You are all heroes and I salute you all for a job very well done....(more here)
Agreed! Thank you and WELCOME HOME!!