Soldiers from the Queens Dragoon Guards are taking part in a live firing exercise on the Castlemartin ranges in Pembrokeshire this week.
It's part of the regiment's preparation for a six month tour in Afghanistan. The Welsh Cavalry troops will be some of the last to serve out there as the operational campaign draws to a close at the end of this year.
Alexandra Lodge reports.
A former Royal Marine from Swansea has received the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross in London.
25-year-old medical student Owen Davies is being recognised for his actions in Helmand Province, in which he rescued a colleague during a fire fight with the Taliban.
The family of a Welsh guardsman killed in Afghanistan say that losing him has left a huge hole in their lives.
They say an inquest into the death of Lance Corporal Lee Davies has answered many of their questions and given them some closure.
A coroner in Oxford ruled that Lee and an RAF policeman from Shropshire were unlawfully killed while on active service.
A coroner has ruled that a Welsh soldier was unlawfully killed whilst on active service in Afghanistan last year.
An inquest into the death of Lance Corporal Lee Davies, as well as Corporal Brent McCarthy from Shropshire, has been held in Oxford.
The inquest was told the British soldiers were killed by two Afghan policemen, in a so-called green-on-blue shooting, moments after they had all been chatting and posing for photographs with the men.
RAF policeman Cpl Brent McCarthy, from Telford, and Welsh Guard Lance Corporal Davies were just "in the wrong place at the wrong time".
Speaking at the inquest into their deaths at Oxford Coroner's Court, Lieutenant Benjamin Bardsley said he believed their shooting was an "opportunist event" as no one had been told in advance they were going to be in the area.
They died in what is known as a green- on-blue attack - killed by the Afghan personnel they were mentoring. It is also known as an insider threat.
The insider threat at this time was very, very low.
The risk was deemed as low because it had not happened for a long period of time.
The inquest into the death of a Welsh soldier who died in Afghanistan last year is due to end today.
Lance Corporal Lee Davies from Carmarthen and his colleague Corporal Brent McCarthy were both killed in Helmand Province last year.
They were shot by two men dressed in Afghan police uniforms.
An inquest has been hearing how two Afghan policemen had been chatting and posing for photos with two British servicemen just before opening fire on them.
Welsh Guardsman Corporal Lee Davies, along Corporal Brent McCarthy, an RAF policeman from Telford, were killed in a so-called green- on-blue shooting.
Keith Wilkinson reports.
The two men were shot by two men wearing Afghan police uniforms.
The inquest heard an intelligence report that said "insider threat" was difficult to detect. Insurgents and the Taliban used this kind of attack as a tactic and there had been no increase in this kind of threat.
The inquest has been told the injuries of both men in the gun attack were unsurvivable. Nothing could have been done to save their lives .
Corporal Brent McCarthy, aged 25, from Telford, died of a gunshot wound to the chest from a small arms weapon fired at close range.
Welsh Guard Lance Corporal Davies, aged 27, from South Glamorgan, died from at least five shots from different angles. He had gunshot wounds to his head, chest and abdomen.
The inquest was told he would have lost consciousness immediately and it was likely he died very rapidly.
The Ministry of Defence has named a Pembrokeshire-based soldier who was killed on patrol in Afghanistan.
Lance Corporal James Brynin was attached to a Signal Regiment at Brawdy near Haverfordwest.