Former Miss England 'Combat Barbie' all set for Afghan war duty

Posted By: Anita Nair
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London, Jan 10 (ANI): Former Miss England Corporal Katrina Hodge, who returned to army life after her stint as a beauty queen, faces deployment to Afghanistan.

Hodge, dubbed Combat Barbie, swapped active service for the glitz and glamour of the catwalk when she took the title last January.

But three months later, when her tour of duty as Miss England came to an end, she joined a new regiment and was thrown back into army life.

And now the beauty is preparing for a possible tour of the war-torn country as early as next year.

The married soldier, decorated for her bravery in Basra, has insisted she was glad to be back in the forces and ready to take on the challenge.

"At the end of the day, it's my job. If that's what I've got to do, then that's what I've got to do," the Scotsman quoted her as saying.

"It's hard to be excited about going to Afghanistan, but it's the reality of our job. Our job is be out there, protecting our country," added the 24-year-old beauty. (ANI)

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