Paratroopers presented with Afghanistan medals

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Members of 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment stood to attention today (Fri 23 Oct) as paratroopers were presented with medals in recognition of their service on operations in Afghanistan.

Members of 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment stood to attention for a medals parade.

A socially-distanced parade was held at Merville Barracks, Colchester to present medals to soldiers from B Company, 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment who deployed on Operation Toral between October 2019 and April 2020.

Based at Camp Qargha in the Afghan capital Kabul, B Coy’s paratroopers protected NATO military and civilian advisors supporting training at the Afghan National Army Officers’ Academy.

Officer commanding (OC) Major Craig Shephard, salutes as he approaches the medals parade for Op Toral parade, held at Merville Barracks in Colchester today (Fri 23 Oct).

Photo and Caption Credit: Cpl Danny Houghton / Gareth Palmer

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