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Prince of Wales to welcome 1st The Queen’s Dragoon Guards

The Prince of Wales will visit Swansea on Friday, 12 December to welcome 1st The Queen’s Dragoon Guards home.

Prince Charles, Colonel in Chief of the 1st The Queen’s Dragoon Guards, will inspect troops at the Guildhall before the soldiers march through the city centre.

The 1st The Queen’s Dragoon Guards are the final group of British soldiers that left Afghanistan’s Helmand Province earlier this year.

Charles will meet with D.Byron Lewis, Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of West Glamorgan, and Councillor Ceinwen Thomas, Lord Mayor of Swansea.

“We are greatly honoured that His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales has agreed to visit Swansea as Colonel in Chief of the 1st The Queen’s Dragoon Guards to welcome home the Regiment on their return from Afghanistan. It will be a very special day for the Regiment and for Swansea,” The Lord Lieutenant stated.

The Lord Mayor said: “It will be an honour and a pleasure to welcome His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales to Swansea.”

“An inspection from His Royal Highness is a well-deserved event that they’ll remember and cherish for the rest of their lives,” The Lord Mayor added.

Charles will also tour some of the rooms in the renovated Guildhall during his visit and will meet with local soldiers’ families.

The Queen’s Dragoon Guards’ dates back more than 300 years to the establishment of the King’s Dragoon Guards (KDG) and the Queen’s Bays in 1685. These regiments combined in 1959 to form QDG.

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