Vikings Due Home From Afghanistan

23 April 2010, 06:10

90 soldiers from the 1st Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment will return home from Afghanistan today.

The soldiers, from A (Norfolk) Company which recruits from Cambridgeshire, will be returning to Elizabeth Barracks, Pirbright to be met by their families after completing a six-month tour of Afghanistan.

The Battalion, nicknamed the Vikings, had 400 soldiers deployed across Helmand Province working with 3 different battle groups.

Many of the soldiers have already returned and these are among the final soldiers from the regiment to come home.

Sadly, five members of the Regiment were killed during the deployment.

These were: Lance Corporal Scott Hardy, Private James Grigg from Stradbroke, Captain Martin Driver, Private Robert Hayes and Lance Corporal Adam Drane from Bury St Edmunds.