Troops return from duty in Sierra Leone

The soldiers from 1SCOTS return to barracks
The soldiers from 1SCOTS return to barracks

The first soldiers to deploy to Sierra Leone in the fight against Ebola have returned to their regiment and families in Northern Ireland.

Troops from the Royal Scots Borderers, 1st Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland, were deployed to help establish infrastructures while west Africa is devastated by the onslaught of the disease.

1SCOTS have a long history of recruiting from the Lothians.

The soldiers were the first from the United Kingdom aid teams to arrive and immediately integrated with the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF) to provide security for all British aid workers, establish helicopter landing sites and escort convoys across the country.

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