20 Jun '12, 11am

News: Parliament welcomes 20th Armoured Brigade home from Helmand

Invited by MPs from the All Party Parliamentary Group for the Armed Forces, personnel from 20th Armoured Brigade marched from Wellington Barracks along Birdcage Walk and into Parliament Square before attending the reception at the Palace of Westminster. 20th Armoured Brigade was the lead formation of British troops in Helmand on Operation HERRICK 15 from October 2011 to April 2012. At the event, Minister for the Armed Forces, Nick Harvey, said: "I was proud to have the opportunity to welcome 20th Armoured Brigade back from their tour in Afghanistan at the Palace of Westminster. We must take every opportunity to show our appreciation for their efforts and remember those who did not come home. Their sacrifices will not be in vain. "Transition of security responsibilities in Helmand from our forces to the Afghans is on track and this is thanks, to a large extent, to the great...

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