Brave Vikings are coming home

SOLDIERS from the 1st Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment are due for an emotional homecoming today as they return from a six-month tour of duty.

Ninety members of the regiment, which lost five men during its recent tour of Afghanistan, are returning to their barracks in Pirbright, Surrey.

Their return comes three days later than expected after a scheduled flight to the UK was held up due to the volcanic ash cloud.

The soldiers, from A (Norfolk) Company, nicknamed the Vikings, will be met by friends and family at Elizabeth Barracks.


You may also want to watch:


Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus