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Lord Mayor of Exeter praises army medical reserves

As a former member of an emergency service, I am very conscious of the commitment that is necessary to undertake such a job in civilian circumstances, and give my utmost respect to anyone that wishes to give even more by also undertaking such difficult and trying roles as part of the Army through deployments via the TA

– Councillor Rob Newby, Lord Mayor of Exeter.

Homecoming parade for south west army reserve medical unit

South West Army reservists, who worked in 243 Field Hospital (Wessex), will be welcomed back to the region with a homecoming parade in Exeter today.

In addition they will be presented with Afghanistan Operations Service Medals.

The army reservists have been serving in Afghanistan from October last year up until January this year. Their main job was to run a medical facility at Camp Bastion.