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Royal Anglians to get medals in Bury St Edmunds

The Royal Anglian Regiment in King's Lynn
The Royal Anglians have returned from a tour of duty in Afghanistan

Soldiers from the 3rd Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment will receive medals for their service in Afghanistan later this month.

The medals will be presented by actor Ross Kemp, Maj Gen Martin Rutledge and the mayor of Bury St Edmunds during a parade in the town on 23 May.

About 60 soldiers will take part in the parade, which will start at the town's Angel Hill.

They will then attend a thanksgiving service at St Mary's Church.

During their six-month tour in Afghanistan, members of the battalion served in Kabul and Musa Qala.

Lt Colonel Dennis Vincent, the regiment's commanding officer, said: "All the soldiers can be proud of what they have achieved, they have demonstrated professional skill and courage and are a credit to themselves and the Army."

"We invite the people of Bury to come and join us at the medal parade to show their support for the soldiers," he said.

The 3rd Battalion is made up of Territorial Army soldiers and has its headquarters in Bury St Edmunds.

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