Friday, April 30, 2010

Coldstream Guards return from Helmand

Lance Sergeant James Clough smiles happily as his sons, Jordan-Lee, 8 and David-James, 10, try on their dads kit for size.

Friends and family were on hand to welcome home 120 soldiers from No. 1 Company, 1st Battalion The Coldstream Guards as they arrived at their Aldershot barracks this afternoon after a 6 month operational tour of Afghanistan.

Luke, 3, greets his daddy, Sergeant Damien Holland

No. 1 Company saw some of the fiercest action during their time in Afghanistan, and have been working jointly with Afghan forces on operations throughout their six-month tour of duty.


  1. Great to have you home! You are amazing! Thank you so much for your service to our country. You are appreciated so much.

  2. Glad your home...and your fallen will not be forgotten - (may the R.I.P).

  3. Damien,
    It's so lovely to see you home safe. Thinking of you.