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Homecoming parade for 21st Signal Regiment held in Bath

  • 24 June 2014
  • From the section Somerset
Soldiers from the 21st Signal Regiment on parade through Bath

Soldiers from the 21st Signal Regiment have marched through the streets of Bath after finishing their last tour of duty in Afghanistan.

Parade approaches Bath Abbey

The regiment has spent the past seven-and-a-half months deployed throughout Afghanistan supporting British forces by providing communication networks and services.

Inside Bath Abbey

21st Signal Regiment was given the freedom of the city three years ago so after the service in Bath Abbey it was time to exercise its right to march through the streets.

The parade

Crowds made up of families, locals and tourists lined the streets to welcome them home.

Crowds at homecoming parade

The regiment's commanding officer, Lt Col Adam Corkery, said the parade marked its homecoming in both a public and private way.

"Our families and friends join us for a special day with the themes of thanksgiving for a safe return and recognition and celebration of the regiment's effective contribution to operations in support of a better and more secure future for Afghanistan," he said.

Medals ceremony

Following the parade the men and women of 21st Signal Regiment returned to Azimghur Barracks, Colerne.

Medals ceremony

There they were given their Afghanistan Operational Medals by the Mayor of Bath, Councillor Cherry Beath.

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