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Woodbridge: Rock Barracks’ soldiers honoured for bravery

April 22, 2011

‘HERO soldiers who have spent months risking their lives disposing of bombs on the frontline have today been honoured for their bravery.

Counter-IED Task Force; Operation HERRICK 13 Medals Parade at Rock Barracks, Woodbridge.

Around 200 troops received their richly deserved “Herrick” campaign medals at Rock Barracks, near Woodbridge.

The soldiers – from 61 Field Squadron (explosive ordinance disposal (EOD)), 33 Engineer Regiment (EOD) and 101 Engineer Regiment (EOD) – were at the forefront of the fight against deadly improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in Afghanistan. They returned from Operation Herrick 13 earlier this month and were honoured for their bravery at a ceremony this afternoon.

Family, friends and loved ones looked on with pride as the awards were handed out. The soldiers marched proudly onto the parade square and were awarded their campaign medals by General Sir Peter Wall, Chief of the General Staff.

They were joined by around 100 military personnel from the Royal Military Police, Royal Air Force and Royal Navy.’

To read the rest of this story, in the East Anglian Daily Times (EADT) Online, click HERE or on the image above.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. neil permalink
    April 22, 2011 21:09

    God bless every one of them,thay are the best of the best.We thank you all for what you have, and will do for us.Brave be to all who know you.100%.and alway’s will be.

  2. Shadowman permalink
    April 23, 2011 05:36

    Truly wonderful people with amazing courage!
    Thank you for your service.

  3. April 23, 2011 22:06

    Well Done All….So proud of all our Troops and the risks you have to take but your job is one step above. God Bless All x

  4. Daisydot40 permalink
    April 24, 2011 03:15

    So very proud of all of you and the risks you take to make it a better and safer place for others xx

  5. Kathryn Anderson permalink
    April 26, 2011 17:07

    Well done lads, we are all proud of you. That whole country is not worth one bruised finger from you lads and lasses.

    Well done again and God bless xxx

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