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."
You may also want to watch:
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).
- 1 Stop Stansted Expansion accused of leading council 'over the cliff'
- 2 Historic structures on Uttlesford heritage list
- 3 Essex County Council to discuss council tax increase of up to £40
- 4 Anti flooding solutions being created for outside Newport
- 5 Sam Smith to headline charity festival fundraising to fight food poverty
- 6 Campaign seeks free products in Uttlesford's public buildings
- 7 Man dies in 'unexplained' house fire
- 8 Covid survival rates in Essex are among worst in country
- 9 Two Covid swab kit sites open in Uttlesford
- 10 Law firm gains Customer Service Excellence award
For a full report and pictures read the Saffron Walden Reporter on Thursday.