Home coming of the Light Dragoons Barnsley 13th Nov 2012

Thu, 15/11/2012 - 12:00
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On Tuesday the people of Barnsley welcomed the Light Dragoons back from their latest tour of Afghanistan.

The town centre roads were shut and some schools had the morning off so the people of the town could show their respect, admiration and thanks for their safe return.

The Light Dragoons were formed in 1992 as an amalgamation of the 13th/18th Royal Hussars (Queen Mary's own) and 15th/19th The Kings Own Hussars.

These regiments date back to the early 18th century and were originally known as the light dragoons.

As the name suggests, the Light Dragoons were light cavalry mounted on fast horses, able to move quickly across the battlefield.

After the sombre reflection of Sunday Remembrance service this parade offered some relief as our boys had returned home safely from the front line in Afghanistan.

Danny Cooke said 'It’s so nice to welcome our boys home and have a joyous parade for them in the town.

Lets just hope and pray this illegal war comes to a speedy end and no more British lives are lost in morally wrong oil war!'

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