Medal parade in Richmond

Soldiers from K (Hondeghem) Battery 5th Regiment Royal Artillery paraded through the grounds of Richmond Castle in North Yorkshire today during a ceremony to present them with Afghanistan operational medals. The Battery held the parade to mark the end of the Regiment’s period of operations in Afghanistan and their deployment on Herrick 20. It wasContinue reading “Medal parade in Richmond”

An honourable thing

On Friday 13th March, 2015 a National Service of Commemoration is due to be held in the UK to mark the end of combat operations in Afghanistan. The event is an opportunity for the country to collectively pay tribute to the contribution made by all those who served in Afghanistan and who worked in theContinue reading “An honourable thing”

Afghanistan

After eight years of front line operations in Afghanistan the UK’s military headquarters in Helmand Province were disbanded yesterday in the latest stage of the draw-down of UK military operations in Afghanistan. The role played by the Headquarters Task Force in Helmand has now been integrated into the wider US-led Regional Command (South West). ThisContinue reading “Afghanistan”

Strength of Mind

Serjeant* George Norton, 31, joined the Infantry in 1999 and served with 5 Battalion The Rifles. During his 15 year career he deployed to Northern Ireland, Sierra Leone and completed three tours of Iraq.  (*Traditionally in Rifles Battalions the spelling of Serjeant is with a ‘j’ rather than ‘g’ – a historical legacy from the Napoleonic wars.)Continue reading “Strength of Mind”

The Doncaster Parade

Around 250 soldiers from 1st Regiment Royal Horse Artillery marched through the streets of Doncaster today to mark their recent return from operations in Afghanistan. The troops were being given the freedom of the town and were also being presented with operational medals for their most recent tour in Afghanistan. The soldiers were led throughContinue reading “The Doncaster Parade”

Homecoming – York

Over 300 soldiers marched through the city streets on May 24, 2013 in York, England. The soldiers from 2 Signal Regiment have recently returned from deployment in Afghanistan where they were working at various locations in Helmand Province and Kabul providing telecommunications, IT support and secure communications to the troops based there. Hundreds of peopleContinue reading “Homecoming – York”

Homecoming

Soldiers from Headquarters Company 1st Battalion The Scots Guards return to their base at Bourlon Barracks in Catterick, England on 27 February 2013 and are reunited with their families following their recent deployment to Afghanistan. The soldiers are the first troops from 4 Mechanized Brigade to return to their base from their tour of dutyContinue reading “Homecoming”

Shooting a Gurkha Patrol

The following photographs were taken during a joint Gurkha and Afghan National Army patrol in the Nahr-e Saraj region of Helmand Province in Afghanistan. The Gurkha’s, from C Company 1st Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles, left their main base at first light to visit a number of ‘check points’ that had been established in theContinue reading “Shooting a Gurkha Patrol”