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British forces celebrate Diamond Jubilee in Afghanistan

June 6, 2012

Being thousands of miles from home hasn’t stopped British forces celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in Afghanistan.

'E II R' formation

Over 300 British Service personnel, deployed across southern Afghanistan, gather in an ‘E II R’ formation to mark Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee. Picture: Corporal Andy Reddy, Crown Copyright/MOD 2012

The distance and difficult conditions haven’t stopped them, and there’s just the same amount of enthusiasm and pageantry as if they were back in the UK.

As well as all the celebrations being important in their own right, it was also important to show everyone back home that, in and amongst the hard work being done in Afghanistan, there was still time to relax and celebrate, even if it was just for an hour.

Events included over 300 troops gathering in an ‘E II R’ formation, which was no mean feat, getting sailors, soldiers and airmen from across the central hub of the mission in Helmand together to show their appreciation for Her Majesty, their Commander-in-Chief.

Continues at: mod.uk – British forces celebrate Diamond Jubilee in Afghanistan

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Claudio Alpaca permalink
    June 6, 2012 18:39

    The celebrations made by you, buddies, on Afghanistan, has a great valor, as made by warriors who have defended freedom and partecipate on transition phase. this commemoration is the more agreed by majesty. Claudio Alpaca

  2. mo3andjo7 permalink
    June 7, 2012 00:08

    FANTASTIC AS ALWAYS = WE WERE THINKING OF ALL OF THEM, NEVER FAR FROM OUR THOUGHTS. THANK YOU. GOD BLESS AND KEEP YOU SAFE – FROM THE MO AND JO TEAM – SOMERSET

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