Home from their tour in Helmand’s Nad ‘Ali (South) area, the soldiers of 1st Battalion The Royal Irish Regiment have praised their partners of the past six months, the Afghan security forces. Report by Ian Carr.
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Royal Irish troops praise Afghan partners
Crowds of thousands in Shrewsbury yesterday gave a warm welcome to soldiers from 1st Battalion The Royal Irish Regiment, recently returned from a six-month tour in Afghanistan.
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Royal Irish welcomed home from Afghanistan
Royal Marines from 45 Commando are settling into camp in Afghanistan at the start of their six-month tour after taking over the reins in Nad ‘Ali (South) from 1st Battalion The Royal Irish Regiment who have been providing security and laying the groundwork for future transition over the last six months.
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Royal Marines take the baton from the Royal Irish in Nad ‘Ali
Afghan children in Helmand’s Nad ‘Ali district have been flocking in their droves to a boxing club opened by Shropshire-based soldiers from 1st Battalion The Royal Irish Regiment.
Royal Irish open boxing club for Afghan kids
Troops from the 1st Battalion The Royal Irish Regiment and the Irish Guards serving in Afghanistan marked St Patrick’s Day in Helmand yesterday.
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Irish troops in Helmand mark St Patrick’s Day