Queen to present medals at Lichfield Cathedral

The Queen will present medals to soldiers from the Royal Mercian and Lancastrian Yeomanry at Lichfield Cathedral in Staffordshire next month.

She will attend its homecoming parade and thanksgiving service in her role as the regiment's Colonel-in-Chief.

The event on 20 July will recognise the contribution of soldiers from the Territorial Army regiment who spent five months in Helmand, Afghanistan.

The tour saw 35 people operating base protection surveillance equipment.

The Royal Mercian and Lancastrian Yeomanry, the local armoured regiment for the West Midlands and north west of England, is made up of four squadrons.

These are A (Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire Yeomanry ) Squadron based in Dudley, B (The Shropshire Yeomanry) Squadron based at the Regimental HQ in Telford, C (The Cheshire Yeomanry) Squadron based in Chester and D (The Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry) Squadron, based in Wigan.

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