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Queen's Dragoon Guards to take on Olympic security work

Welsh regiment, the Queen's Dragoon Guards (QDG), have been called up to take on security work for London 2012.

It's after concerns that there are staff shortages with the security firm covering the Olympic and Paralympic games.

Armed forces across the UK are on standby to provide extra security at the games.

The Army in Wales has today confirmed that the QDG, known as the Welsh Cavalry, could provide security cover at events across the UK throughout London 2012

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Welsh Cavalry two remembered at Cardiff service

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Prayers were said for the two fallen soldiers at the Llandaff Cathedral service Credit: ITV News Wales

A service of remembrance has just taken place in memory of two soldiers from 1st The Queens Dragoon Guards killed in Afghanistan.

Prayers were said for Lieutenant David Boyce and Lance Corporal Richard Scanlon at the service at Llandaff Cathedral. They died last November in Helmand Province.

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Welsh Cavalry set for parade through Cardiff

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A previous parade by the regiment through Cardiff Credit: ITV News Wales

Soldiers from the 1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards will march through Cardiff today.

The regiment - which has recently returned from a seven month stint in Afghanistan - will form up in Cardiff Castle for an inspection, before setting off on parade towards the Hayes area of the city.

At midday 104 Regiment Royal Artillery will fire a gun salute to mark the Queen's Jubilee.

At a similar parade in Swansea yesterday, campaigners held placards in protest at Government proposals that could see the regiment axed.

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