North East soldiers welcomed home

People are expected to line the streets in Newcastle to welcome home The Light Dragoons, 'England's Northern Cavalry', as they march through the streets to mark their return from Afghanistan.

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'England's Northern Cavalry' return to North East

A regiment nicknamed 'England's Northern Cavalry' will be marching through the streets of Newcastle today to mark their return to the region after serving out in Afghanistan.

The Light Dragoons deployed over three hundred and twenty soldiers to Afghanistan in March of this year, many of whom are from Newcastle and the surrounding areas in the North East.

Newcastle City Council have organised a homecoming parade to welcome the soldiers back to the region and to thank them for their efforts.

"As Lord Mayor it is my honour to welcome home the Light Dragoons to their Newcastle home after their service in Afghanistan.

We are all proud of our service men and women and I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank them for their hard work and dedication while representing the North East while on active service in this challenging part of the world."

– Councillor Jackie Slesenger, Lord Mayor of Newcastle

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