‘HERO soldiers who have spent months risking their lives disposing of bombs on the frontline have today been honoured for their bravery.
Counter-IED Task Force; Operation HERRICK 13 Medals Parade at Rock Barracks, Woodbridge.
Around 200 troops received their richly deserved â€œHerrickâ€ campaign medals at Rock Barracks, near Woodbridge.
The soldiers – from 61 Field Squadron (explosive ordinance disposal (EOD)), 33 Engineer Regiment (EOD) and 101 Engineer Regiment (EOD) – were at the forefront of the fight against deadly improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in Afghanistan. They returned from Operation Herrick 13 earlier this month and were honoured for their bravery at a ceremony this afternoon.
Family, friends and loved ones looked on with pride as the awards were handed out. The soldiers marched proudly onto the parade square and were awarded their campaign medals by General Sir Peter Wall, Chief of the General Staff.
They were joined by around 100 military personnel from the Royal Military Police, Royal Air Force and Royal Navy.’
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