Monday, May 15, 2006
Iraq comes closer to home
Events in Basra were brought closer to home tonight when the Ministry of Defence announced that the two British soldiers killed in a bomb attack today were from our local regiment, The Royal Anglians.
2nd Battalion, Royal Anglians - known as 'The Poachers' due to their Lincolnshire roots - were recently deployed to Iraq.
As a former CSM in the Peterborough-based 5th Battalion (TA), I'm proud to be part of the Royal Anglian family, despite retiring some years ago after almost 20 years -- and despite never being on active service.
My old Company on London Road is now part of the Royal Logistics Corps and is no longer Infantry. Many former colleagues still based at Peterborough have served in Iraq and tonight my thoughts are with them.