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1 RTR soldiers return home from Afghanistan

May 23, 2012

Soldiers of H Squadron, The First Royal Tank Regiment, return to RAF Honington from a three-month deployment to Afghanistan
[Picture: Sergeant Brian Gamble, Crown Copyright/MOD 2012]

‘Welcome Home’ banners, applause and celebrations greeted some 100 soldiers from H Squadron, The First Royal Tank Regiment (1 RTR), when they returned home from Afghanistan.

The soldiers returned to RAF Honington on Friday 18 May, where they were met by their families after completing a three-month tour of Helmand province.

The Squadron flag was raised to signify their return home before the soldiers formed up to march to the mess led by the pipes and drums, where they were greeted by their families.

Based in Camp Bastion, the soldiers have been responsible for delivering the reception, staging and onward integration (RSOI) training that is mandatory for all soldiers entering Afghanistan. It is the final stage of a six-month-long training package to ensure that the soldiers have the most up-to-date tactics, techniques, procedures and intelligence at their disposal.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. mo3andjo7 permalink
    May 23, 2012 20:19

    LOVELY TO SEE ALL OF YOU HOME SAFE WITH OUR THANKS. WE OWE A GREAT DEBT TO ALL OF OUR AR,ED FORCES. WHEREVER THEY ARE SERVING.

  2. mo3andjo7 permalink
    May 23, 2012 20:22

    GOOD LUCK TO ALL OF YOU RETURNING HOME. WE ARE INDEED VERY PROUD OF YOU AND THANK YOU MOST SINCERELY FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS. FROM THE MO AND JO TEAM – SOMERSET

  3. May 23, 2012 22:15

    Welcome home All.XO

  4. hectoranibal permalink
    May 24, 2012 14:41

    luck in his return home,good job tanquies..
    greeting , hectoranibal

  5. May 26, 2012 21:05

    It was lovely to see that you all returned home safe, We are so proud of you all

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