Belfast Telegraph

Friday 18 April 2014

Duke visits troops in Afghanistan

The Duke of Kent visited troops in Afghanistan, it has been revealed

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."

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