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Light Dragoons..parade

#4
AndyWade said:
What a great story. :salut:
Many thanks for that link, it's heartwarming to read.
(I wish that saluting smiley would use the right arm).
Great link and really wonderful of the town to get behind it's regiment.

Well done The Light Dragoons and welcome home!
 
#6
I remember being part of something similar in Taunton in 82 - on the other side of the fence.

Well done that town. Great to see.
 
#7
Fantastic to see that some people appreciate what the Army, Navy and Air Force do. They took the time to turn out and show respect and appreciation to the troops.

A shining example of what should happen everywhere! :lol:
 
#8
OPPO said:
Fantastic to see that some people appreciate what the Army, Navy and Air Force do. They took the time to turn out and show respect and appreciation to the troops.

A shining example of what should happen everywhere! :lol:
The Army and who?
 
#10
I live in Dereham and I was pleased to see somone had taken the time to put up posters in nearly every shop to make sure that everyone knew when and where the parade was.

Even more pleasing was turnout, some of the people I spoke to had rearranged their work so that they could start after the parade.

The LDs might be donkey wallopers but a very big well done and welcome home to all of them.
 
#11
Hey OD, I was just trying to make them feel like one of the big boys....
One lot surrenders, the other lot have a great time... Okay, I'm banging my head on the desk as I type... :oops:
 
#12
“The clapping and cheering was fantastic. It was a fantastic feeling - absolutely overwhelming. All of the soldiers really appreciate what the town has done for us.”

As the town has shown its apreciation of its regiment.

I hope other towns follow this example in the future.
 
#13
Adam(KOS) said:
“The clapping and cheering was fantastic. It was a fantastic feeling - absolutely overwhelming. All of the soldiers really appreciate what the town has done for us.”

As the town has shown its apreciation of its regiment.

I hope other towns follow this example in the future.
Wot he said.
 
#14
AndyWade said:
What a great story. :salut:
Many thanks for that link, it's heartwarming to read.
(I wish that saluting smiley would use the right arm).
I've just run a staff check on that smiley by saluting to myself in the mirror, and it looks fine to me.
 
#17
Welcome home boys.

Quick question to those in the know. What was the light dragoons role out there? Don't want anyone to break opsec, just wondering what role they was doing. Tanky or Infantry (yes I know their normal role is tanks) but ya never know with manpower shortages. If they was in a traditional role, then which tanks, MBT or recce?

I would also like to say "well done" but I have no idea what they did. Glad to see them back and getting a damned good welcome from Dereham. That crowd looked impressive for a small town and the pictures brought a tear to my eye.

The article said:
It was the biggest turnout of its kind in Dereham's living memory and senior military figures said it was one of the most successful welcome home parades anywhere in the country.

As more than 170 soldiers from the Swanton Morley-based regiment marched along the High Street and Church Street, the crowds clapped and cheered with pride, with many shouting “well done boys” and “good on you”.
Good on you Dereham! You restored my faith in our country.
 

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