Signallers receive Afghanistan medals
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).
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.”
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