Video & Gallery: Carver Barracks soldiers are reunited with their families after Afghan tour

THERE were shouts of joy from families waiting at the Carver Barracks in Wimbish as more than 80 soldiers returned home from Afghanistan. The men and women from 58 Field Squadron arrived back at their base near Saffron Walden shortly after 4pm today (Mond

THERE were shouts of joy from families waiting at the Carver Barracks in Wimbish as more than 80 soldiers returned home from Afghanistan.

The men and women from 58 Field Squadron arrived back at their base near Saffron Walden shortly after 4pm today (Monday).

As bomb disposal experts from the 33 Engineer Regiment, the soldiers had been tasked with some of the most dangerous work in the warzone.

Major Eldon Millar said: "The soldiers did a phenomenal job in an extremely demanding environment. They have all been fantastic."


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Children holding banners and waving flags cheered as their dads stepped off the coaches. There were emotional scenes as families, that have not seen each other for many months, were reunited.

The soldiers, who were based in Helmand Province, were responsible for finding and disposing of improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

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For a full report and pictures read the Saffron Walden Reporter on Thursday.

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