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Anne Diamond | 15:34 UK time, Wednesday, 30 March 2011

a head and shoulders picture of Bonita

...of our British Forces men and women.

Today, the bodies of the two Windsor based soldiers who were killed last week in Afghanistan, were repatriated, and brought through "Royal" Wootton Basset in Wiltshire. They're Lance Sergeant Mark Burgan and also Major Matthew Collins, whose death has left two children, Freya and Charlie, tragically fatherless.

So it was particularly poignant today to meet young Bonita Norris from Wokingham who is the youngest British female to summit Everest. Now, tomorrow, she's off to the North Pole and hoping to bump into Prince Harry, who's trekking there at exactly the same time. Bonita is hoping to raise money for The Forces Children's Trust, a charity that helps children of service men and women killed or seriously injured whilst serving their country.


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