Monday, 4 February 2008

Bicester welcomes home 23 Pioneer Regiment, Royal Logistic Corps

More than 1,500 people lined the streets of a small Oxfordshire town yesterday to honour 300 soldiers of 23 Pioneer Regiment of the Royal Logistic Corps. The Regiment returned home late last year from tours of duty in Iraq, Afghanistan and Bosnia.
Corporal John Kitchen, who returned from a six-month tour of Afghanistan, said: "It's quite hard to be away from your family for so long, but particularly for the ones left at home, because they don't know what's going on. I was very impressed with the turnout at the parade. The cheering and the clapping made us all feel very proud."
Lance Corporal Lea White said: "I wasn't expecting this many people to turn out, so it's exciting. You see on the news other regiments get it done, but I think it's the first time for us - we're all enjoying it."
Well done, Bicester! Well done RLC!