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Medal presentation at Grant Park


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The regiment stand to attention in the roasting heat in Forres' Grant Park...The 39 Engineer Regiment have been awarded a medal in recognition of their service with the United Nations in Africa. ..Picture: Daniel Forsyth. Image No.044537.
The regiment stand to attention in the roasting heat in Forres' Grant Park...The 39 Engineer Regiment have been awarded a medal in recognition of their service with the United Nations in Africa. ..Picture: Daniel Forsyth. Image No.044537.

AROUND 160 service personnel based in Kinloss were presented with medals at Grant Park to mark their achievements overseas.

The soldiers from 39 Engineer Regiment were called out to South Sudan in East Central Africa from January to July as part of a UK task force on Operation Trenton 6.

A spokesperson said: “We are delighted that our soldiers have been recognised for their service to UN peacekeeping operations. The troops were proud to receive their medals surrounded by family and friends, members of the public and local dignitaries.”

The regiment were deployed in the Juba, Bentiu and Malakal areas of the country, which is in need of repair following years of civil war.

Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel Jamie Stuart said: “I am so proud of the work that my Royal Engineers have undertaken, from improving infrastructure to improving the lives of civilians in the area. We have also been able to deliver vocational training and even workshops teaching women self-defence. It has been a fantastic opportunity to live and work alongside other nations and we are very proud of 1 Royal Anglican Regiment who have kept us safe.”

More pictures in this week's print edition of the Gazette, on shelves now.



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