Reservist soldier from Ipswich prepares for frontline of ebola fight in Sierra Leone

Staff Sergeant Duncan Andrews, 158 Transport regiment, RLC from Ipswich

Staff Sergeant Duncan Andrews, 158 Transport regiment, RLC from Ipswich - Credit: Sergeant Si Longworth RLC (Phot)

A former infantryman from Suffolk who has served in warzones across the world is preparing to travel to Sierra Leone to help fight ebola.

Staff Sergeant Ducan Andrews, an army reservist, will travel to the country in January. He will be part of a team ensuring doctors and medics put their protective kits on and off correctly and avoid contamination.

The 49-year-old, a reservist with the Ipswich-based 202 Squadron of the 158 Regiment Royal Logistic Corps, said his main “I am not worried about it at all, I have been in the army a long time, I have served all over the world, so you could say I am an old hand at this sort of thing – going away to challenging situations.”