Saturday, 20 March 2010
Bringing The Boys Back Home
There was a march through Beeston this morning of soldiers returning from the Afghan war. This particular band of brothers were from the 170 (Infrastructure Support) Engineer Group of the Royal Engineers and had, as the name implies, the responsibility of sorting out water, fuel, transport supplies etc in the region. A lot of residents had turned out to wave them home despite the wet weather.
The solders arrived at the town hall, where they listened to a speech from the lord mayor and one from their colonel. They were then given the freedom of the town and went off for a well deserved lunch.