The 2nd Battalion, The Royal Anglian Regiment, marks jubilee in Cyprus before its move to Rutland

The 2nd Battalion, The Royal Anglian Regiment, during a ceremonial parade to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee while stationed in Dhekelia Garrison, Cyprus.
The 2nd Battalion, The Royal Anglian Regiment, during a ceremonial parade to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee while stationed in Dhekelia Garrison, Cyprus.
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AN ARMY regiment has celebrated the Queen’s diamond jubilee with a ceremonial parade.

The 2nd Battalion, The Royal Anglian Regiment, which is currently stationed in Dhekelia Garrison in Cyprus, celebrated on Friday.

During the hour long ceremony, 299 diamond jubilee medals were handed to officers, non-commissioned soldiers and enlisted men. They were watched by their friends, families and neighbouring units.

Lt Col Nigel Johnson said: “The Queen’s diamond jubilee medal is awarded to those service personnel who have completed five or more years of service.

“It is a prestigious award that personally recognises an individual’s commitment and dedication to Her Majesty’s Armed Forces.”

It was the battalion’s last opportunity to celebrate as park of Dhekelia Garrison. In August, they will return to the UK and be based at Kendrew Barracks, the former RAF Cottesmore base.