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Operational tours

The Welsh Guards have been on operations all around the world with tours to Afghanistan and Iraq being the most recent.

The wide range of activities undertaken by the Welsh Guards reflects the busy and varied nature of the modern day British Army.

A Guardsman who has served with the Battalion over the last ten years will have been on operational tours to Northern Ireland, Iraq (under 4 Armoured Brigade), Bosnia (under Eufor, European Forces), Kosovo and Afghanistan, interspersed with fire fighting, sport, adventurous training and state ceremonial and public duties demonstrating the busy nature of this period.

The most recent tours of duty were in 2009 as part of 19 Light Brigade and 2012 as part of 12 Mechanized Brigade both based in Helmand Province, southern Afghanistan.

The most two most recent tours of duty were in 2009 as part of 19 Light Brigade and 2012 as part of 12 Mechanized Brigade both based in Helmand Province, southern Afghanistan.

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