Pass the ammo, darling: Married soldiers deployed to Afghanistan for six-month tour of Helmand just ONE YEAR after wedding

Preparing to fight the Taliban together is not, perhaps, the most conventional start to married life.

But then Corporal Benham Cook, 26, and his Lance Corporal wife Sara, 23, from Blurton, Staffordshire, met through the Territorial Army’s 123 Ammunition Squadron in Stoke-on-Trent three years ago. So they always knew it was a possibility.

Though perhaps even they didn’t think their deployment to Afghanistan would come so soon – one year after getting married. Read more:

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