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RAF Tornado squadron home from Afghanistan

March 20, 2012

12(B) Squadron personnel were reunited with loved ones on Sunday, 18 March, after a four-month deployment to Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan.

Airmen and women are greeted by their loved ones

RAF airmen and women of 12(B) Squadron are greeted by their loved ones at RAF Lossiemouth following a four-month deployment to Afghanistan. Picture: Corporal Neil Condie, Crown Copyright/MOD 2012

As they disembarked the aircraft the tired but happy airmen were greeted by the RAF Lossiemouth Station Commander, Group Captain Ian Gale. As they descended the aircraft steps after four hard months away from their loved ones, they were piped home by the Station Piper adding to what was already a highly emotional occasion.

It had been a long and tiring journey for the squadron personnel but as the transport eventually pulled into the reception area they were greeted with scenes of joy, happiness and a certain amount of relief by family, friends and those dearest to them.

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  1. Claudio Alpaca permalink
    March 20, 2012 21:58

    Emotions are big and not confinable. Welcome home, buddies, I am happy for You and Your loved ones.You are on my thoughts and my heart. Now you have the possibility to embrace your family, your home affects, all that you was waiting to do when on war.
    Honors and thanks, buddies. Claudio Alpaca

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