This week Islamist extremists protested at a parade of the regiment, in Luton.
According to the Guardian:
About a dozen people shouted "terrorists" and held placards saying "Anglian soldiers go to hell" and "butchers of Basra" as soldiers from the 2nd Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment, paraded through the town.
And more protests are promised. This is just vile; hatred writ large.
Back to my connection. My dad was a boy soldier in the Royal Lincolnshire Regiment, which later joined The Anglians as the second battalion.
So, with me there is a connection and some pride and a sense of ownership of these lads.
I don't like the way our democracy is going. The Muslim population has doubled in five years in this country. Sooner or later, democracy may be on their side. Perhaps Democracy has had its run.