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Duke visits troops in Afghanistan

Published 18/07/2010

The Duke of Kent
The Duke of Kent

The Duke of Kent has made a surprise visit to frontline troops in Afghanistan, it has been revealed.

The Duke spent two days with the Scots Guards last week.

He toured Camp Bastion, visited Lashkar Gah and inspected a remote check point in the war-torn region, the Ministry of Defence said.

The Duke is the Colonel of the Regiment.

Lieutenant Colonel Lincoln Jopp, said: "It was tremendous that His Royal Highness could make it out to see us.

"He is such a huge supporter of the Regiment and has recently visited our families back in Catterick and our casualties in Selly Oak, so to get him out here to see the Guardsmen is fantastic.

"Nothing was going to stand in his way of seeing his men on operations."

Press Association

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