Captain Sarah Bellwood and Major Rose Chapman of 243 Field Hospital experienced an "emotional", but "amazing" homecoming in Exeter this morning.
Members of the 243 Field Hospital (The Wessex) exercising their Freedom of the City of Exeter.
– Councillor Rob Newby, Lord Mayor of Exeter.
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
Members of 243 Field Hospital (The Wessex) will be a exercising their Freedom of the City of Exeter by parading through the city beginning from 10.30am.
The aim of the parade is to acknowledge the outstanding efforts of both the deployed force and the rear operations group.
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.