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Troops Carmarthen parade

The Prince of Wales' Company from 1st Battalion Welsh Guards are parading through Carmarthen town centre today after a demanding six-month tour in Afghanistan.

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Battalion lost three soldiers during tour

During the latest tour of duty, members of the Prince of Wales's Company worked closely with Afghan security forces in Nahr-e-Saraj District to suppress insurgents and help the Afghan troops to take the lead themselves.

Lance Corporal Lee Davies of 1st Battalion Welsh Guards who was killed while deployed in Afghanistan. Credit: Ministry of Defence

The battalion lost three members during the tour including Carmarthen-born Lance Corporal Lee Davies, 27, who grew up in Cardigan.

Lance Corporal Davies died after being hit by small arms fire while on working as part of a police advisory team in the Lashkar Gah district of Helmand province in May last year.

Major Ed Launders, Prince of Wales's Company Commander, said: "The tour in Afghanistan was extremely tough, but made much easier through the abundant support of the people of Wales which carried us through.

"It is a tremendous honour and privilege to march through Carmarthen and to display our gratitude."

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