Sunday, May 9, 2010
The Way Troops should be welcomed home
Crowds flocked to see the troops return from war in Edinburgh.
It was wonderful parade complete with bagpipes.
It was an emotional scene… Welcome home!
The battlegroup lost 30 soldiers in Afghanistan.
The BBC reported:
Hundreds of soldiers from the 3 Rifles and 1 Scots have marched in Edinburgh after returning from Afghanistan.
They were taking part in a homecoming parade on the Royal Mile to thank the public for their support, before being presented with their service medals.
The Edinburgh-based troops were deployed to Helmand in October 2009.
During the six-month tour the 1,400-strong battlegroup lost 30 members, the biggest loss of life in a battlegroup for 60 years.