Thursday, November 5, 2009

PICTURE of the day: 2 RIFLES medal parade

Five hundred soldiers of 2 Rifles have been presented with Operational Medals at their home base at Abercorn Barracks, Ballykinler, County Down in Northern Ireland.

2 Rifles lost 13 soldiers during their six month deployment to Afghanistan as part of 19 Light Brigade.

Families of eight of the deceased soldiers received Elizebeth Crosses in a private ceremony in the Officers Mess. The presentations were by Viscount Brookeborough of Colebrook, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland.

Main guests at the ceremonies on today included Field Marshal The Lord Edwin Bramell who was inspecting officer and Lieutenant General Sir Nick Parker, Colonel Commandant of 2 Rifles and Deputy Commander of ISAF.


  1. excellent day(apart from the weather) a whole host of emotions but very proud of every single rifle - swift and bold - Mart and Sue Taylor

  2. Very emotional and moving day. Every one of you should be very proud! Julie & Abby Hull

  3. What a wonderful day it was, and how proud I felt. The lads and lasses did so well. And the families of those deceased held up amazingly. Katie C

  4. well done every keep up the good work....grant joplin