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Soldier returns from Afghanistan in time for twins’ arrival
10:36am Friday 1st June 2012 in News
A SOLDIER has told how he returned from Afghanistan just before his Scarborough wife gave birth to twin sons.
Signaller Christopher Davis, 24, is based at Hammersmith Barracks, Germany with 1st UK Armoured Division Headquarters and Signal Regiment.
He has just returned from his first tour of Afghanistan.
He served in Kabul where he was responsible for force protection, including regular foot patrols. Before he deployed, Sig Davis and his wife, Jody, 26, discovered they were to become parents for the first time.
Signaller Davis said: “Throughout the tour I was convinced I was going to miss the birth. Suddenly I was told there was an opportunity for somebody to come home early and I jumped at the chance.
“It was an enormous relief to be back and the birth was one of the best moments of my life.” Signaller Davis arrived back in Germany on April 21 and his sons, Zane and Leon, were born on April 25.
He said: “If I had missed the birth I would have regretted it for ever.”
Sig Davis from Stoke-on- Trent, received his operational service medal from the Princess Royal at Hammersmith Barracks, although his family missed the presentation because they were in England visiting relatives.