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The Staffords get Parlimentary boost during final tour of Afghanistan

By Staf Newsletter  |  Posted: March 04, 2014

By Gail Atkinson

The Staffords get Parlimentary boost during final tour of Afghanistan

The Staffords were praised by Defence Secretary Philip Hammond

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SOLDIERS from the former Stafford’s Regiment have been given a boost as they complete their final tour of duty.

Stafford MP Jeremy Lefroy praised the work of 3 Mercian, the Staffords, during a parliamentary debate on Afghanistan.

Addressing the Defence Secretary Philip Hammond, he said: “Will my Right Honourable Friend join me in praising the work of 3 Mercian, the Staffords, as it carries out its final operational tour. It has given unstinting and costly service over many years of operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.”

Mr Hammond said: “I am very happy to join my Honourable Friend in praising the unstinting work that 3 Mercian has done. I can remember, long before I came into this job, listening to those reports on our televisions every night and thinking that the Mercian Regiment seemed to suffer a disproportionate number of casualties. It has given a great deal to this campaign, and the nation will remain profoundly grateful to it.”

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