The 1st Queen's Dragoon Guards (QDG) have started their final tour of Afghanistan.Read the full story ›
Soldiers from the Welsh Cavalry are set to work alongside troops from the United States and the Afghan National Army on their final tour. It comes as British troops look to a full withdrawal from Aghanistan by the end of the year.
“The QDG will be involved in three roles on Operation HERRICK 20. A Squadron is working with the United States Marine Corps at the Regional Corps Battle School, supporting training within the Afghan National Army.
“B Squadron has combined with Regimental Headquarters to form the Brigade Advisory Team or BAT. This team will meet and liaise with the headquarters of 3/215 Brigade of the Afghan National Army on a daily basis.
"When the ANA deploys to conduct operations the BAT will accompany them to assist with enabling support.
“Finally C Squadron have deployed as the Brigade Reconnaissance Force, working within the Manoeuvre Battlegoup. Their role will be to protect Camp Bastion by deploying to counter threats before they have a chance to reach the camp itself.”
The Welsh Cavalry have embarked on their final tour of Afghanistan. The tour will see them working towards the handover of control to the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) and the protection of the remaining ISAF.
The 1st Queen's Dragoon Guards (QDG) have started their final tour of Afghanistan. British troops are preparing to leave Afghanistan by the end of the year.
The QDG - known as The Welsh Cavalry - have taken over responsibilities from the 3rd Battalion the Mercian Regiment (Staffords), the 9/12 Royal Lancers and the 4th Battalion the Royal Regiment of Scotland in Helmand Province.
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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
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.
Ray Scanlon told ITV Wales that his son Richard, who was killed whilst on duty in Afghanistan in November, was 'so dedicated' and well-loved within his battalion. Lance Corporal Scanlon will be remembered at a service in Cardiff today, along with his colleague Lieutenant David Boyce.
A service of remembrance is being held in Cardiff today in memory of two Welsh Cavalry soldiers killed in Afghanistan.Read the full story ›