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Royal Anglian veteran urges serving and former regimental members to join him for Big Breakfast in Bishop's Stortford

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An Army veteran is calling out to past and present members of his regiment to join a "Big Breakfast" gathering in Bishop's Stortford.

The Royal Anglian Regiment and Association is asking veterans and current soldiers to meet at the same time on Saturday February 26 for its Big Breakfast 22 event. To date, over 1,000 across the world are taking part.

The event is aimed at connecting the Royal Anglian 'family' after a tough period of Covid restrictions and will "provide an opportunity to catch up with old friends and make new ones".

the flyer for the Royal Anglian Regiment Big Breakfast in Bishop's Stortford (54872433)
the flyer for the Royal Anglian Regiment Big Breakfast in Bishop's Stortford (54872433)

Luke Stamm, who has lived in Stortford for 12 years, is hosting the local breakfast at JD Wetherspoon pub the Port Jackson in Riverside Wharf from 10am. He says it will be a free, informal event and invites anyone who wants to attend to contact him.

A veteran of operational tours to Iraq and Afghanistan, Luke left the regiment in 2007, having served for six years.

“Many members of the armed forces can feel somewhat lost when they transition to civilian life, and with the Covid situation that has affected everyone," he said.

Luke Stamm is hosting a Big Breakfast (54875966)
Luke Stamm is hosting a Big Breakfast (54875966)

"It's even more important for members of the regiment to reconnect and enjoy the camaraderie from their days in service.

"We have about 1,000 members meeting up all over the world, and it would be great if we can build a core group in Bishop's Stortford who could then start to meet on a regular basis.”

Contact him by email lukeostamm@gmail.com if you would like to attend.

* The Royal Anglian, a light infantry regiment, was formed in 1964 to serve as the county regiment for Beds, Cambs, Essex, Herts, Leics, Lincs, Norfolk, Northants, Rutland and Suffolk.

It consists of two regular battalions – the Vikings and the Poachers – and one reserve battalion, the Steelbacks. The three are made up of a total of 14 companies.

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