The Chief Inspector of Prisons has heaped praise on the Military Corrective Training Centre (MCTC) in Colchester in his report published today, 18 June 2012.
A groundbreaking partnership has been formed at Colchester Garrison between the military, the NHS and the Combat Stress charity to meet the needs of veterans with mental health problems.
Following their recent six-month tour of Helmand province, soldiers from 13 Air Assault Support Regiment, The Royal Logistic Corps (13 AA Sp Regt RLC), were presented with their Operational Service Medals at Merville Barracks, Colchester, today.
More than 10,000 people lined the streets of Colchester yesterday to welcome the town’s soldiers home after their recent six-month deployment to Afghanistan.
Australian Gunners who ‘fired side by side’ with the British Artillery in southern Afghanistan have received their campaign medals during a ceremony at Colchester’s Merville Barracks.
The importance of looking after the families of soldiers serving on operations was the focus of a recent visit to Colchester Garrison by the Minister for the Armed Forces Nick Harvey.