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November 26th 2014

BROXTOWE BOROUGH HONOURS HOMECOMING TROOPS

The public are being urged to line the streets of Beeston on Friday 5th December to welcome home troops from 64 Works Group, 170 (Infrastructure Support) Engineer Group as they return from duties in Afghanistan, for the last time.

Accompanied by the Queen’s Division Marching Band, the parade will march along Broadgate and Beeston High Road to the Town Hall, where the Deputy Mayor of the Borough of Broxtowe, Councillor Susan Bagshaw will welcome the troops and their families, along with HM Lord-Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire, Sir John Peace.

Following the parade, there will be medal presentations.

Leader of Broxtowe Borough Council, Councillor Milan Radulovic said: “In recent years, the Council has strengthened its ties with the armed forces and is honoured to be able to welcome home 64 Works Group at the parade. It’s a fantastic opportunity to show how proud we are of all that they have achieved.

“I am always overwhelmed by the support of the local community at events like this and I hope to see the streets of Beeston lined so that we can thank those who have made such huge personal sacrifices to defend the UK.”

170 (Infrastructure Support) Engineer Group, based at Chetwynd Barracks in Chilwell, deploys Specialist Engineers to all theatres of operation wherever the British Army and other armed services are serving across the globe.

64 Works Group have been deployed as the United Kingdom Works Group in Afghanistan since May 2014. In the South their main role has been the dismantling and remediation of Camp BASTION, whilst in the North, a team of Infrastructure Engineers were based in Kabul, delivering infrastructure solutions to a British Force which will endure in the capital city once they leave.

For more information about the parade, please contact Broxtowe Borough Council on 0115 917 3210, email civic@broxtowe.gov.uk or visit www.broxtowe.gov.uk