Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Welcome home, Tankers

From the MoD:

Tankies home from Helmand

2 Oct 12

Soldiers of the 1st Royal Tank Regiment march into their base at RAF Honington led by Army pipers
[Picture: Crown Copyright/MOD 2012]

Thirty-nine soldiers from G Squadron of the 1st Royal Tank Regiment (1 RTR) were welcomed home by loved ones when they returned to their base at RAF Honington in Suffolk last week following their deployment in southern Afghanistan.

110 soldiers or 'Tankies' from G Squadron deployed to Afghanistan. The remaining troops will return over the next few weeks.

Lance Corporal Dan Wenlock, who was met by his wife, Sam, and their two-year-old daughter, Poppy, said:
"I'm a Mastiff commander and we had a very busy tour alongside the Grenadier Guards. We did our job really well, which is all down to the hard work we'd put into training before we deployed.
"I'm over the moon to be back to see the kids. They have changed so much in the six months I've been away and I'm really looking forward to having some quality time with them."
Sam Wenlock said:
"The welfare team have really looked after us, with lots of events and outings put on for families....

More, with pictures, here.


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