Princess Anne visits British troops in Afghanistan
By Sajad - Tue Dec 18, 11:23 pm
British Soldiers serving in Afghanistan over the festive season have received a visit from the Princess Royal. Anne flew into Camp Bastion to be shown around by a number of units to see the work they are doing.
Princess Anne and her husband Vice Admiral Sir Tim Lawrence spent the day at Camp Bastion.
She had a tour of Camp Tombstone where the Royal Scots Borderers, 1st Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Scotland (1 Scots) are based.
The battalion, which is based at Dreghorn Barracks in Edinburgh, left Scotland in September to complete a six-month tour of Afghanistan.
They have been working with members of the Afghan National Army in Camp Shorabak, which is the Afghan base attached to Bastion, in an advisory and training role.
As well as visiting Tombstone and neighbouring Shorabak, the Princes Royal spent time with the Theatre Military Working Dogs Unit, the Theatre Log Group and 12 LSR, the Logistic Support Regiment.
The visit was said to have been a great morale boost for the troops.
Anne Elizabeth Alice Mountbatten-Windsor, officially styled HRH The Princess Royal, is the second child and only daughter of Queen Elizabeth II.
Princess Anne was born on 15 August 1950 at Clarence House, London when her mother was Princess Elizabeth heir presumptive. She was christened at Buckingham Palace on 21 October 1950.