Tuesday, 20 January 2009

1 The Royal Irish hold their heads up high at Anfield

Soldiers returning from a tour of duty in Afghanistan have been given a guided tour of Anfield, home of Liverpool FC. The club invited the soldiers from the 1st Battalion The Royal Irish Regiment to the ground as a mark of respect and a show of support for Britain’s armed forces.
The Battalion completed a six month tour in Helmand last year. During their Anfield tour they visited the changing rooms, walked down the tunnel, sat in the dug-outs and chatted with former players.
Sergeant Harrison said: “We are very grateful to Liverpool for organising this. Afghanistan was a hard tour, difficult conditions. The lads have been winding down after that and to be rewarded with a visit to Anfield today, showing them that the club and the people of Liverpool support them, is just great.”

Nice one, you Reds!

MoD: Soldiers visit Liverpool FC