Airman John Peters is new guest speaker for Pride in Breckland Awards

A former prisoner of war will be guest speaker at the Pride in Breckland Awards this Friday.

Squadron Leader John Peters, who was captured during the first Gulf war, will replace former Grand National winner Bob Champion, who has been taken ill.

The airman came to the world's attention in January 1991 when his bruised and battered face was seen on television screens across the globe.

On the first day of the Gulf war, the Tornado bomber he was in was shot down over Iraqi territory. He and fellow airman John Nichol were captured and, following four days of torture, were shown on Iraqi television.

The Pride in Breckland Awards will celebrate local people of all ages for their extraordinary actions and achievements.

The ceremony will take place at RAF Marham.