Campaign medals given to regiment

Salisbury Journal: Lieutenant General Chris Deverell presents medals to soldiers of 2 RTR at Tidworth Lieutenant General Chris Deverell presents medals to soldiers of 2 RTR at Tidworth

HAVING recently returned from a challenging and successful tour in Afghanistan, 250 soldiers of the 2nd Royal Tank Regiment (2 RTR) were presented with their campaign medals at Tidworth Camp by Lieutenant General Chris Deverell, the Corps Colonel.

He told the regiment: “It was with enormous pride that I watched the regiment take on a leading battle group role in central Helmand.

“The regiment showed incredible resolve to execute the drawdown plan with honour, purpose and tempo.

“Every soldier, of whatever rank, is sustained by the love and support of their loved ones.

“This is has been a great chance to come together as a family before the new year, and I wish you all a fantastic Christmas, safely reunited with your families.”

The commanding officer, Lieutenant Colonel Jason Williams, said: “I am very proud of what the soldiers of this regiment achieved over the course of their deployment in Helmand Province.

“It is humbling to have been a part of the force which saw this 12-year campaign draw to a successful conclusion.”

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