29 Jun '12, 9am

News: Soldiers march through Worcester on return from Afghanistan

Soldiers from 2nd Battalion The Mercian Regiment (2 MERCIAN) and the Queen's Royal Hussars (QRH), who returned from Helmand in April, were joined by soldiers from Nijmegen Company, The Grenadier Guards, who already hold the Freedom of Worcester. The 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards are currently deployed in Afghanistan. "It's fantastic to be here marching through Worcester," said Lieutenant Colonel Colin Marks, Commanding Officer 2 MERCIAN. "It was a long, hard-fought winter, where every soldier here stood firm with courage in the face of adversity, so this is a proud day for us to be here and be part of the Armed Forces Day celebrations. "The guys also really appreciate the spontaneous support we have received from the people of Worcester as we marched through." In the crowd was Barbara Ecclestone, who had travelled 30 miles (48km) from her home in Stourbridge to see the pa...

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