Monday, 24 February 2014

Welsh Cavalry ready for final mission on Afghan frontline



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Third tour to tackle the Taliban for soldiers as leading figures across the three regular Welsh regiments briefed MPs in a Commons reception that highlighted the Army’s role in Wales.The Welsh Cavalry is preparing to take part in the UK’s final combat deployment to Afghanistan as soldiers drawn from across Wales are braced for major military restructuring.Meanwhile, the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards are about to go to Belize for jungle warfare training before heading to Kenya for military exercises.Leading figures across the three regular Welsh regiments briefed MPs in a Commons reception that highlighted the Army’s role in Wales.Lieutenant Colonel William Davies, Commanding Officer of the 1st The Queen’s Dragoon Guards (The Welsh Cavalry) described the prospect of going to Afghanistan in what is expected to be the last major involvement of armed forces from Wales in the country.He said: “The QDG is about 400 strong and recruited across Wales and the border regions. Our role is a reconnaissance regiment.  Read More HERE