Northamptonshire soldiers receive medals after service in Afghanistan

Poachers receive medals after Afghanistan tour NNL-140626-153905001

Poachers receive medals after Afghanistan tour NNL-140626-153905001

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Soldiers from Northamptonshire have been presented with medals after their recent service in Afghanistan.

The 2nd Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment, known as The Poachers which recruits from across the East Midlands, took part in one of the British Army’s last ever tours of Helmand Province in September last year.

Soldiers of C Coy 2 Royal Anglian prepare for departure on a security patrol to the west of Camp Bastion on 22 May 214 NNL-140625-163102001

Soldiers of C Coy 2 Royal Anglian prepare for departure on a security patrol to the west of Camp Bastion on 22 May 214 NNL-140625-163102001

During that time, they were responsible for training Afghan Security Forces, closing major bases and protecting the area’s largest military base, Camp Bastion.

 

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