IRAQ - Op Telic 6
Welcome to the
OP Telic 6 (IRAQ) Section.
The Battalion have now
returned, from our recent tour of Iraq (Op
Telic 6). It goes without saying that the tour
was an extremely difficult and trying time for
everyone involved, be it soldiers serving on Op
Telic 6 or families left behind.
It is with great sadness that the Battalion report
that two members of the Coldstream Guards were
killed whilst serving in Iraq on Op Telic 6.
Gdsm Anthony Wakefield was killed towards the start
of the tour and in the last week of the tour Sgt
Christian Hickey was killed. Both men were
upstanding 'characters' and were highly regarded by
all members of the Battalion. Both had very
promising careers in the Coldstream Guards and both
will be missed by everyone that had the privilege of
You will not be forgotten
Please read more about these fine men by clicking
their name below
Sgt Christian Hickey
Gdsm Anthony Wakefield
Home the Battalion
Battalion returned to Lille Barracks to find families and
media present to welcome them back home.
Families were invited into Lille Barracks to await
the arrival of their loved ones, meeting at the
cookhouse for a traditional 'full fry up' to calm
any pending 'jelly bellies', before making their way
to the main square to meet the coaches.
Many forms of media met families on the square from
Sky News to local radio stations that were providing
live interviews throughout the show. It should
be noted that this day was the 'main body' returning
from Iraq, others had previously returned with
others to follow.
Images below have been received from the
Aldershot News and the Surrey Advertiser,
the Battalion would like to thank both of these and
credit should be directed to these parties for the
use and donation of the images.
Welcome Home Images & Scans
FOR MORE INFO ON THE
BATTALION'S RETURN FROM IRAQ
Information on how to deal with 'Homecoming' is
available by clicking the link below