The King’s Royal Hussars – Homecoming Parade and Thanksgiving Service
On Monday 3 December 2012 about 300 soldiers from The King’s Royal Hussars (many of them from Hampshire) will march through the centre of Winchester to mark their return from service in Afghanistan. The Homecoming Parade is an opportunity for soldiers to thank the people of the City and the county for its continuing support. The Regiment has strong recruiting ties with the south of England and always enjoys returning to Winchester, to reinforce the strong bond that exists with the City.
The Regiment has recently returned from a 6 month tour based around Lashkar Gah, in the volatile Helmand Province. The Regiment has played a leading part in the current transition process and was so successful that its task has evolved from leading the counter insurgency campaign, to a role more focussed on the training of the Afghan forces and improving community policing skills. The Regiment’s efforts, along with their Afghan partners, saw the insurgency contained further and the Afghan National Security Forces ever more capable of providing enduring security to this region.
The Homecoming Parade will start from the Great Hall at 1.50pm on 3 December, march through the centre of Winchester and on to the Cathedral for a Thanksgiving Service.