Woodbridge pair back from Afghanistan

A PAIR of Suffolk soldiers were today getting used to life in Suffolk again after returning from five months in Afghanistan.Lance corporal Scott Comer and sapper Alex Corbishley were in the war-torn country with the 23 Engineer Regiment, which is based in Woodbridge.

A PAIR of Suffolk soldiers were today getting used to life in Suffolk again after returning from five months in Afghanistan.

Lance corporal Scott Comer, 21, and sapper Alex Corbishley, 19, were in the war-torn country with the 23 Engineer Regiment, which is based in Woodbridge.

Now back in England the pair, who are based at Rocks Barracks, are taking part in an unusual challenge - and took the chance to welcome their regiment back to the county after their tour of duty in Afghanistan.

Along with their colleagues in the regiment, they have been given a series of unusual tasks as part of a morale-boosting festive exercise.


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Among the challenges was to get their faces in the pages of The Evening Star, so the pair decided to welcome back their comrades at the same time.

The other tasks included getting a ride in a BMW or Jeep, appearing on television and…dressing as a woman.

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Mr Comer, who returned from Afghanistan six weeks ago and is originally from Nottingham, said: “We have to get in the paper so we thought it would be good to send a welcome home message to the lads who have just got back.

“The idea is to have a fun activity day, what with Christmas coming up and the lads returning home.”

The regiment was created in 2002 and officially formed in early 2003 to provide engineer support to 16 Air Assault Brigade. It was created after the army saw a need for a broader deployable capability within the Corps of Royal Engineers.

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