Norfolk cavalryman tells of fightback from Afghanistan blast

Lance Corporal of Horse, Tim Baker from Caistor-St-Edmund near Norwich at the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiments...

Lance Corporal of Horse, Tim Baker from Caistor-St-Edmund near Norwich at the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiments Equestrian Show and Country Fair in West Tofts with horse Javelin. Photo: Steve Adams

Taliban bombers killed his friend and left him critically injured in a devastating attack... but they couldn't wipe out the astonishing spirit of a Norfolk Royal cavalryman.

They broke his heart by killing his great friend in a devastating bomb attack.

They broke his back in two places, threatening a life of paralysis for the dashing young Royal Mounted Household

Cavalryman.

But the Taliban couldn't break the spirit of dogged and determined soldier Tim Baker, 26.


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Today your Eastern Daily Press is proud to tell for the first time this story of astonishing bravery in the face of

near-crippling adversity.

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After a massive fightback Tim is back in the saddle and in the last few days he has been galloping in Norfolk waves with the Household Cavalry horses at Holkham as well as competing in testing jump events.

Today we salute Tim – now back to base in London – and his incredible family here in Norfolk who stood by him

through thick and thin.

Read the full story in today's Eastern Daily Press.

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