Reunion of Desert Rats 74 years after their greatest WW2 batttle

Two of the original 'Desert Rats' in Thetford Forest. Credit: ITV Anglia

Winning control of North Africa has always been seen as a turning point in the Second World War. The Battle of El-Alamein in Egypt in 1942 was won by the 7th Armoured Division or 'Desert Rats' as they became known. 74 years on and five of the remaining ten veterans returned to Thetford Forest, where they trained before the D-Day landings, to remember their fallen comrades.

The Desert rats insignia has now passed on to 7th Infantry Brigade

See Kate Prout's report here