Reserves in Lincolnshire welcomed a special guest to their recruiting stand in the county this summer as Victoria Atkins, MP for Louth and Horncastle, popped in to see them.
Members of 4 (Lincolnshire) Company, 3 Royal Anglian were recruiting at Revesby Country Fair in August and were busy engaging with members of the public when their unexpected guest arrived.
4 Company previously supported Ms Atkins by attending her Jobs and Apprenticeships Fair in Louth last year, so were delighted to meet her in person again.
During the visit, Ms Atkins agreed to present reservist Private Greg Turner with his stable belt to signify his passing the Combat Infantry Course at Catterick.
Speaking about the experience Greg said: “It was a great yet unexpected surprise to be formally presented with my belt by Ms Atkins at the fair but she was only too happy to pose with me and a copy of the Castle, the annual journal of the Royal Anglian Regiment to mark the occasion.”
Report by Major M J Pegg, OC 4 Coy, 3 R ANGLIAN