Army

Duchess Of Cornwall Presents 4 RIFLES With Medals

Members of R Company received operational service medals for their work in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria.

The Duchess of Cornwall has met 4 RIFLES personnel and their families and present honours during a medal parade.

Camilla, who is Royal Colonel of the 4th Battalion The Rifles, praised the efforts of her "formidable Battalion" during a visit to the soldiers' barracks in Aldershot, Hampshire.

During her visit, the Duchess presented members of R (Representative) Company with operational service medals for either service in Afghanistan, or Iraq and Syria.

A number of the soldiers and officers on parade were also presented with Long Service and Good Conduct Medals.

Speaking at the event, she said: "After nearly two years in your Specialised Infantry role, I am reliably informed that you have seized the many opportunities it has offered you."

"Often in arduous terrain and unfamiliar climates, your ability to adapt quickly to cultural and physical demands are an enormous credit to this formidable Battalion."

The Battalion - known as 4 Rifles - is a specialised infantry unit covering the Middle East and North Africa which advises, assists, mentors and accompanies the foreign soldiers of partner nations.