'Remarkable' Duke of Lancaster's Regiment soldiers are back from the front line (From Blackburn Citizen)
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'Remarkable' Duke of Lancaster's Regiment soldiers are back from the front line
10:07am Tuesday 30th April 2013 in News
SOLDIERS from The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment are due to receive campaign medals tomorrow after their home-coming from Afghanistan.
The last 91 solders of the 1st Battalion, including Kingsman Daniel Admou from Darwen, were welcomed home by families after completing a six-month mission in Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand province.
They led the Transition Support Unit in Lashkar Gah, at first running security operations, then developing Afghan National Security Forces and ultimately handing security over to Afghan colleagues.
Commanding officer Lt Colonel Nick Wood said: “I’m extremely proud of the role my soldiers performed in Lashkar Gah.
“Their professionalism and commitment to the task was remarkable in what continues to be a challenging and dangerous environment.
“During their six months working with the Afghan police they brought continued security and development to the Afghan people in our area.”
Around 430 soldiers served on this deployment, was known as Herrick 17, under the command of 4 Mechanised Brigade.
The soldiers will receive their Afghanistan medals at the ceremony tomorrow at the unit’s Catterick base in North Yorkshire.
The celebration will also involve their families, who have been invited to a fun day at the base.
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