23 April 2013
Parliament welcomes 4th Mechanized Brigade home from Afghanistan
Men and women of 4th Mechanized Brigade have marched through London to the Houses of Parliament to mark their return from Afghanistan.
Troops from 4th Mechanized Brigade march through London on the way to a reception at the Houses of Parliament [Picture: Corporal Mike O'Neill, Crown copyright]More than 120 military personnel from the brigade were led by its commander, Brigadier Bob Bruce, in the parade, which attracted crowds of spectators yesterday afternoon, 22 April.
With the Band of the Scots Guards providing the music, the marching contingent of the parade included soldiers from the Royal Dragoon Guards, the Queen’s Royal Lancers, the 1st Battalion Scots Guards, 1st Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland, 1st Battalion The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment, 1st Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles and 1st Battalion The Mercian Regiment, alongside Royal Marines from 40 Commando.
Personnel from 21 Engineer Regiment, 3 Medical Regiment, 4th Regiment Royal Artillery, amongst others, also joined in the proceedings.
The troops paraded from Wellington Barracks, along Birdcage Walk, into Parliament Square, and arrived at the Palace of Westminster at 3:30pm, where they were met by parliamentarians...
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