How Royal Anglians killed 1,000 Taliban

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  1. oldbaldy

    oldbaldy LE Moderator Good Egg (charities)
    1. Battlefield Tours

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/11/16/wanglians116.xml

    Well done the Anglians
     
  2. Biped

    Biped LE Book Reviewer

    Well deserved praise, congratulations to the Royal Anglians for a job well done.

    So, who's going to write THEIR book then eh?
     
  3. oldbaldy

    oldbaldy LE Moderator Good Egg (charities)
    1. Battlefield Tours

    And from the local press:
    http://www.eadt.co.uk/content/eadt/news/story.aspx?brand=EADOnline&category=News&tBrand=EADOnline&tCategory=news&itemid=IPED15%20Nov%202007%2014%3A37%3A44%3A877
     
  4. Well done the Vikings, you are a credit to the army. Might I also add that you are a great regiment and I am proud to have served in the old 3rd Btn. All the fours!.
     
  5. Well done Vikings..

    Well done indeed!
     
  6. oldbaldy

    oldbaldy LE Moderator Good Egg (charities)
    1. Battlefield Tours

    More local coverage for TA element:

    http://www.buryfreepress.co.uk/news/Families-watch-as-soldiers-receivemedals.3491233.jp

    Well done the TA

    Edit to add Bury Free Press link
     
  7. Good to see a county regiment getting the accolades!
    Well done the Anglians.
     
  8. Well done Vikings. A credit to us all.
     
  9. Proud as punch of the lads.

    :)
     
  10. Well done the Vikings, I am swollen with pride at your achievements and humbled by the actions of those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their Regiment and comrades.
     
  11. Great stuff, they don't like it up them you know...
     
  12. quoteMajor-General Sutherell's speech in full
    Last Updated: 2:37am GMT 16/11/2007



    Speech given by Major Gen John Sutherell at the medal parade for the Royal Anglians

    There is no doubt that the tour you have just completed is the most demanding operational tour experienced by any Royal Anglian Regiment since its formation in 1964.

    For those involved this will live forever in the memory.

    advertisementIn spite of the heat and privations you have taken on a hard and fanatical enemy on their own grounds and driven them back. The fighting has been remorseless in its intensity and often at very close quarters.

    You have shown courage, endurance and professional skill and comradeship of a very high order.

    But you have also shown the intelligence, restraint and humanity to discern between those who have been trying to kill you and the people we are in Afghanistan to help.

    As a result you have made a very important contribution to a campaign that is strategically hugely important to the UK, its allies and all the countries in that region.

    This considerable success has come at a cost. We are all mindful of the nine who died and so many of you who have suffered the pain of wounding, including the unseen wounds that are so hard to bear.

    But the families that stayed at home, separated from their loved ones, also deserve a medal. No one who experienced this year shall forget it. This year, our regiment has come of age.

    You all have served our country, our regiment, your families and each other magnificently.

    All of us are incredibly proud of you.

    The coming weeks, months and years will not be easy. You are truly comrades in arms, a band of brothers and you have our deepest gratitude, respect and admiration.quote


    I must admit that it was a wonderful day yesterday and the speech that Major General Sutherell made was wonderful too. Made you feel so proud to be a part of it all. Got the tour book to read now and the dvd so no doubt be more tears later.

    Well done to all the Royal Anglians and thanks to the regiment for making yesterday so special for us all.