Friday, 16 April 2010

Crowds cheer bomb disposal experts

They heartily deserve it. I've worked alongside a Royal Engineers Bomb disposal group and have the highest respect for what they do.

Thousands of people welcomed home 200 bomb disposal experts lauded as heroes for their work in Afghanistan.

The soldiers from the Counter Improvised Explosive Device Task Force (C-IED) were cheered as they marched through the streets of Didcot, Oxfordshire.

The small town came to a standstill for the parade, with shops closing their doors and local firefighters standing outside their station to pay silent tribute to the returning soldiers.

The unit has suffered heavy casualties, with the loss of seven men on this tour.

I wish them all well.

Whole article here


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