Wednesday, 28 January 2009

Royal Anglians honour Parliament

Men from 1st Battalion the Royal Anglian Regiment were welcomed at Westminster by MPs from the Regiment's recruiting area of Essex. The MPs were given first-hand accounts of what it's like fighting on the frontline in Afghanistan. Last year 1st Battalion returned from a six month deployment in Afghanistan during which 9 of their fellow comrades sadly lost their lives.
The 2nd Battalion has also only recently returned from a successful tour in Iraq.

Thurrock MP Mr Mackinlay said:“It was a great honour for us to welcome these soldiers to Westminster."

Too right it was, Andy!

Thurrock Gazette: Borough MPs welcome Royal Anglian Regiment to Parliament