Troops currently serving in Afghanistan commemorated Oates’ Memorial Day and celebrated a tea-total St Patrick’s Day.
Members of the Royal Dragoon Guards (RDG) join in with the St Patrick’s Day celebrations every year and soldiers and officers were presented with a shamrock today.
Here's a selection of images from the celebrations:
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