For those who are interested, soldiers from 4 MI Bn marched through Marlborough today as part of the homecoming celebrations for those who recently returned from Op HERRICK 18. The H18 soldiers were accompanied on parade by other troops from 4 MI Bn and marched behind the Band of the Grenadier Guards. Gen Houghton, CDS & Col Comdt took the salute. CDS also took part in issuing the medals along with Comd FTC and Brig Rupert Jones (Comd 1 Mech Bde). The best pictures that I've seen so far can be found here: Homecoming troops march through Marlborough (From The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald) and here: Marlborough: 45 Company Parade Through Town - Heart Wiltshire News The turnout was fantastic, lots of local people, school children and families of the H18 troops. There was also an old Int Corps veteran, who's name I didn't catch, but looked the right age for WWII. He enjoyed the parade as much as the rest of us! The Corps Colonel and Comd 1 MI Bde also issued 4 MI Bn 'campaign medals' to the children of the soldiers on parade, a nice touch. The pre-booked Chinook fly past didn't happen due to 'low cloud' apparently, but it's the RAF so you never quite know why exactly.... Oh, for those who know the SNCO pictured on dog handling duties, he has already acquired the nickname of 'Dog Major', which he just loves. Please don't let him forget it!