Thorney Island homecoming medal parade

MORE than 100 soldiers who have served in Afghanistan proudly paraded with their medals at Thorney Island.

Members of 21 (Gibraltar 1779-83) Battery, part of 47 Regiment Royal Artillery based at Baker Barracks on Thorney Island, were presented with Operational Service Medals with the Afghanistan Clasp.

Captain Heather Stanning receiving her Operational Service Medal from Major General Robert Weighill.Picture by Kate Shemilt.C131536-7

Captain Heather Stanning receiving her Operational Service Medal from Major General Robert Weighill.Picture by Kate Shemilt.C131536-7

The parade took place today (Wednesday, November 13).

For all our the interviews and pictures, see this week’s Observer, out Thursday, November 14.