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1st Battalion Welsh Guards celebrate St David's Day at their base Cavalry Barracks Hounslow.
His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, who is Colonel of the Welsh Guards, visited the battalion today at Cavalry Barracks in Hounslow ahead of their forthcoming deployment to Afghanistan..The battalion's Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Colonel Dino Bossi, greeted Prince Charles and took the salute during the St David's Day Parade..The first ceremonial leeks were presented to the Welsh Guards on the Somme on St David's Day in 1916. Since then, the ceremony has been an annual highlight in the battalion's calendar..After the officers received their leeks, respective company commanders presented leek emblems in the form of fabric badges to the assembled companies..Lieutenant Colonel Bossi said:."All Welsh Guardsmen past and present are extremely proud of our close connection with His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales and his presence with us at Hounslow today is enormously appreciated.."For both the Guardsmen and their families it is particularly pleasing to know that our Colonel is behind us in our endeavours in Afghanistan, and being presented with a leek on St David's Day is a powerful demonstration of his support.."We are grateful that His Royal Highness has chosen to spend St David's Day with his regiment. A Dewi Sant.Add to Lightbox Download