Thursday, February 26, 2009

MP experiences life on the front line for Worthing Marine in Afghanistan

WORTHING West MP Peter Bottomley saw what it is like for British service personnel on the front line in Afghanistan.
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Mr Bottomley was offered the chance to visit Helmand Province and Kandahar, by Defence Secretary John Hutton MP, and met Worthing Marine Gordon Bebner.

He said: "I was glad to see the remarkable achievements of the British service personnel with NATO partners and the Afghan National Army.

"I thanked local Marine Gordon Bebner for looking after me and for sharing his tent accommodation on my arrival in Helmand province."

Mr Bottomley flew by RAF C17 Globemaster, arriving Camp Bastion early Tuesday, February 10, departing Kandahar around midnight Wednesday, February 11 by RAF Tristar.

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