Double amputee walks to Pole

A Norfolk soldier who lost both his legs in an Afghanistan bomb blast is hoping to become the first double amputee to walk to the South Pole

Soldiers honoured for bravery

Two soldiers from the Anglia region are among more than a hundred who were honoured at a military ceremony in London.

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Soldiers to be honoured

Soldiers from The Royal Anglian Regiment will be honoured for their service in Afghanistan today.

Some soldiers from the second battalion, which recruits from East Anglia and the East Midlands, have only just returned home from Helmand.

They will be welcomed during a ceremony at Kendrew Barracks in Rutland later this morning.

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Suffolk army unit to be mothballed

Members of the squadron have recently returned from Afghanistan
Members of the squadron have recently returned from Afghanistan Credit: Ministry of Defence

Members of an army unit from Rock Barracks near Woodbridge in Suffolk are to be presented with Afghan campaign medals.

After the ceremony 12 (Nova Scotia) Headquarters and Support (Air Assault) Squadron will be mothballed.

The squadron is part of 23 Engineer Regiment.

Double amputee walks to Pole

It's an environment that recently defeated even veteran explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes.

But that won't deter a soldier from Norfolk who lost both his legs in a bomb blast in Afghanistan. He's hoping to become the first double amputee to walk to the South Pole.

Duncan Slater will take part in a race in Antarctica later this year in aid of Prince Harry's charity, Walking With The Wounded.

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Prince Harry arrives in the UK after Afghanistan tour

Prince Harry landed at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire.

Prince Harry has arrived back in the UK after his tour of duty in Afghanistan.

The 28-year-old Apache co-pilot gunner left the war-torn country on Monday evening and has been on post-deployment "decompression" at a British military base, thought to be in Cyprus.

He landed at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire and will now travel with his unit, 662 Squadron, 3 Regiment Army Air Corps, to their Suffolk headquarters.

Read more: Julie Etchingham's blog on why Harry is desperate to prove himself and is longing for Army life.

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