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In the final of a three part series following the training of a Leicester based Army Reserve unit over a five-month period, LeicestershireLive reporter Alan Thompson and photographer/videographer Andy Baker joined 2 Company, 3rd Battalion, the Royal Anglian Regiment on a vast military training area in Norfolk.

The Stanford Training Area, a few miles north of Thetford, was developed during the Second World War for British troops.

Five villages were evacuated to create the 46 square-mile area, which, ironically, provided many of the locations for the TV comedy, Dad’s Army, including the iconic end-credit sequence where the platoon move across open ground wearing camouflage.

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Source: LeicestershireLive