From The Telegraph today (27 Sep 07): The City of London is to hold a medal ceremony for more than 140 troops from the Somme Company on Oct 14 when they return from a six-month tour of duty in Afghanistan. Lord Mayor John Stuttard, who will be hosting the event, said: "Our soldiers risk their lives for the values we all hold dear and the City is proud to welcome them home. "Their sacrifice and dedication deserves the widest recognition and the covenant with our armed forces would be much strengthened if towns and cities across the UK could find public ways of saying 'thank you'." Well done SOMME and, when you get back, welcome back to the UK. For OPSEC - can we make sure the venue & time of the parade is NOT publicised.