NE Herts MP Oliver Heald was one of a number of Ministers and MPs who welcomed home our armed services from Afghanistan this week at a ceremony at the House of Commons. The 12th Mechanised Brigade (including members of the Royal Anglian Regiment) marched to the North Door of Westminster Hall where they were welcomed with clapping and a speech from James Gray MP. They then visited the House of Commons and were shown round with refreshments served.
Commenting Oliver said: “It was excellent to be part of the Welcome Home party and to have a chance to say thank you for the bravery of our servicemen and women”.
12th Mechanized Brigade consists of the following eight combat units:
· King's Royal Hussars
· the Light Dragoons
· 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards
· 1st Battalion Welsh Guards
· 1st Battalion the Royal Anglian Regiment
· 1st Battalion The Royal Welsh (The Royal Welch Fusiliers)
· 3rd Battalion The Rifles
· 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment (Duke of Wellington's)
The ninth unit – the 1st Royal Tank Regiment – is under the Brigade’s operational control for the next 12 months.
In addition, the brigade is also supported by the following Combat Support and Combat Service Support units:
o 19th Regiment Royal Artillery
o 26 Engineer Regiment Royal Engineers
o 4 Logistic Support Regiment The Royal Logistics Corps
o 4 Medical Regiment Royal Army Medical Corps
o 4 Close Support Battalion Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
o 174 Provost Company 3 Regiment Royal Military Police
o 228 Signals Squadron
Contact Oliver Heald QC MP 01763 247640