Saturday, March 21, 2009

Engineers return from Afghanistan

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Soldiers from 24 Commando Engineer Regiment have returned to Devon after a six-month deployment in Afghanistan.

Friends and family were waiting at RMB Chivenor when the service personnel arrived back in the early hours.

The troops from 24 Commando have been supporting 3 Commando Brigade in Helmand Province.

During the regiment's first deployment to Afghanistan, the engineers dealt with roadside bombs, built bases and helped with local reconstruction tasks.

Troop commander, Lt Tom Vincent, praised the engineers and said they had made a difference in difficult cirumstances.
"We had a job to do and the lads performed magnificently throughout," he said.

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