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War zone soldiers get heroes’ welcome in Abingdon
9:20am Friday 4th October 2013 in News
SOLDIERS had a heroes’ return to their Dalton Barracks base last night.
The 130 personnel from 3 Logistic Support Regiment, Royal Logistic Corps, were reunited with their families in Abingdon after a six-month tour of duty in Afghanistan. Red, white and blue bunting and posters proclaiming “welcome back” were on display.
Warrant Officer second class Neil Kirkham said: “They will be going through a two-day normalisation process period, which will involve weapon-cleaning and documentation exchanges before going on a leave period until October 21. “Coming back can be quite hard. It’s emotional to see their families, even though some of them think it won’t be.”
Meanwhile, 11 EOD Regiment will be parading through Abingdon today.
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