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Lancers renew an old bond with Rome

Maj Simon Doherty presents Pope Francis with a copy of the regimental historyTroops from the 9th/12th Royal Lancers (Prince of Wales's) (9/12 L) paraded in the Vatican on March 4, 2015 – reconfirming a 200-year-old relationship with the Papacy.

Following their final tour where the numerals XII were taken into action in their tercentenary, three officers and seven soldiers of 9/12 L marched into St Peter's square at the head of the band of the Royal Armoured Corps, in front of 24,000 people

During Britain's war with France, the 12th Light Dragoons were put ashore at Civitavecchia, north-east of Rome, on their first overseas tour in 1794.

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Veterans to play key role in VE Day 70 celebrations

A truck of revellers passing through the Strand, London (Photo by Imperial War Museum)Second World War generation will be at the heart of all activity as the Royal British Legion gets set to play one of the main roles in this year's VE Day 70 events.

People across the UK are also marking this milestone by attending or organising their own events as the nation comes together to celebrate.

A series of national commemorative events will take place in London, and community events and celebrations are being organised across the country over the weekend of 8-10 May, the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe.

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Years of dedicated service

DMWS welfare officers providing support in Camp BastionThe Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS) has been providing help and support to the Armed Forces for more than 70 years.  

Its independent and confidential medical welfare service is provided to the Armed Forces community whether they are in hospital, rehabilitation or recovery centres.  There are offices throughout Germany, UK, Northern Ireland and Cyprus.

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Remembering those who gave us freedom

Veterans from the March 24, 1945 Operation lay wreaths at the commemoration service at village of Hamminkeln near the river RhineOn a crisp, cold Sunday morning a church service was held as a final act of emembrance to those who fought and gave their lives on Operation Varsity 70 years ago.

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