Homecoming parade for the Royal Lancers regiment

Soldiersfrom Chesterfield marked their return from the frontline last week as they marched through the town centre with her regiment.

Kiri is a clerk in the Adjutant’s General Corps and has just finished her first tour of Afghanistan, where she was based at Camp Bastion, organising flights for soldiers going back to the UK.

Royal Lancer Parade through Chesterfield Town Centre.

Royal Lancer Parade through Chesterfield Town Centre.

The event attracted hundreds of people who lined the parade route and Kiri herself was supported during the march by family and friends.

Kiri said that she really enjoyed her first tour, in particular the fact she was doing something different each day while she was out there.

She added: “It meant an awful lot to me to be marching through my home town.

“I’d only just joined the regiment the last time the Lancers marched through Chesterfield in 2011 so I went along to watch, it was great to be taking part this time.

“Everyone was just proud to wear their uniform and have the opportunity to march.”

Captain of the Royal Lancers Regiment, Adam Champion, 29, said that they have always prided themselves on being a family regiment.

He added: “For us these homecoming parades are as much a chance to thank our friends and family for their support as it is for our soldiers.”