Heroes welcome for Royal Anglians

SUFFOLK today gave a warm welcome home to its Afghan war heroes with a special march through their home town.Members of 1st Battalion, the Royal Anglians, marched through Bury St Edmunds to mark their return home after a gruelling six-month tour of duty in the war-torn Helmand province of Afghanistan.

SUFFOLK today gave a warm welcome home to its Afghan war heroes with a special march through their home town.

Members of 1st Battalion, the Royal Anglians, marched through Bury St Edmunds to mark their return home after a gruelling six-month tour of duty in the war-torn Helmand province of Afghanistan.

Yesterday the battalion marched through Norwich after soldiers travelled from London on a special trained named “Royal Anglian Regiment”.

The train was named by commanding officer Major Tony Borgnis and Captain Ollie Ormiston, who survived being shot in Afghanistan thanks to the armour plating he was wearing.

Capt Ormiston was shot in the chest on June 24 while removing an injured soldier from the battlefield but survived unhurt due to the body armour he was wearing.

He did not realise he had been hit until he attempted to use his chest mounted radio, which had been obliterated when he was shot.

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