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Welsh soldiers celebrate St David’s Day in Helmand

March 1, 2012

Welsh soldiers deployed to Afghanistan have celebrated St David’s Day in the traditional way by munching their way through whole, raw leeks.

Raw-leek-eating contest

Soldiers from 1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards celebrate St David's Day in Helmand with a raw-leek-eating contest. Picture: Crown Copyright/MOD 2012

Beneath a fluttering, sun-faded Welsh flag, the men of B Squadron, 1st The Queen’s Dragoon Guards (QDG), based at Main Operating Base Price in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand province, took on the challenge today of each chewing through a whole leek to celebrate their national day – washed down with a can of non-alcoholic beer.

And, once the chef managed to find the biggest leeks possible, the race was on between the QDG’s finest, with the winner being young Trooper Andrew Williams, aged 19.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Claudio Alpaca permalink
    March 1, 2012 21:29

    Happy S.David day, buddies. Even if celebrated on a singular terms, on other land and on war zone duty, it is ever and also more S.David day. Claudio Alpaca

  2. March 1, 2012 22:13

    words fail me!!! but well done………. hope no one got Bastion Belly!!!!

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