Basingstoke woman presented with army commendation for service in Afghanistan

Basingstoke woman presented with army commendation for service in Afghanistan

Basingstoke woman presented with army commendation for service in Afghanistan

First published in News by , Chief Reporter

A MUM who grew up in Basingstoke has been honoured for her service in Afghanistan.

Anthea Burdus, a former Harriet Costello School pupil, was presented with the Joint Commanders Com-mendation in the latest round of military honours.

The 47-year-old, who now commands a Squadron in 2 Signals, based in York, joined the army in 1984 and has served in The Royal Corps of Signals.

The mother-of-one moved up through the ranks to become Regimental Sergeant Major in the training establishment in Bassing-bourne, Cambridgeshire, and made national news when she became the first woman to achieve this position.

She took a late entry commission as Captain, and has since been promoted to Major.

Major Burdus served in Afghani-stan in 2013 and received the commendation for her service as Quartermaster in Kabul.

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