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Signallers receive Afghanistan medals

March 11, 2011

Soldiers from Alpha Troop, 244 Signal Squadron, 21 Signal Regiment (Air Support) received their Afghanistan Operational Service Medals earlier this week, after returning from a successful six-month deployment in support of the Joint Helicopter Force (Afghanistan).

The campaign medals presented to soldiers from Alpha Troop, 244 Signal Squadron, 21 Signal Regiment (Air Support) Picture: Sergeant Adrian Harlen, Crown Copyright/MOD 2011

Watched by colleagues, family and friends at Azimghur Barracks in Colerne, Wiltshire, 20 personnel received their Operation HERRICK medals from the Royal Corps of Signals Officer-in-Chief (Army), Brigadier Tim Watts. The medal parade followed a public thanksgiving service at St John the Baptist Church and a march through the village back to the barracks.

Corporal Kirsten Gunn said:

“It’s been a good six months working in the operations room dealing with medical missions and getting troops off the ground and into care. It’s good to be back home now to have quality time with my daughter who is nearly six. The church service and welcome by everyone in the village and the schoolchildren was lovely and has made it all worthwhile.”

Soldiers from Alpha Troop, 244 Signal Squadron, 21 Signal Regiment (Air Support) marching through Colerne (Picture: Sergeant Adrian Harlen, Crown Copyright/MOD 2011)

To read this full story on the Ministry of Defence website, click HERE

4 Comments leave one →
  1. babs permalink
    March 11, 2011 20:03

    Congratulations to all our Brave Troops and welcome home. You deserve those medals and more..xx

  2. jack permalink
    March 12, 2011 03:08

    well done. god bless you …all of you. keep the faith. xo

  3. March 13, 2011 18:24

    Well Done All, Welcome Home.x

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