AN ARMY chef has been helping to feed residents of an ex-servicemen’s home while its own kitchens were out of action.
LCpl Tanya Peters, 22, from Eastham, served up food from a tented field kitchen in a car park for two weeks while the British Limbless Ex-Service Men’s Association (BLESMA) home in Blackpool undergoes a £1.3m refurbishment
For many this was the first time they had tasted the produce of an Army field kitchen for more than 60 years, since their service in the Second World War.
Tanya, a former Sutton High School student, said: “It’s good for us to be helping out and be in the public eye. It’s also an honour to be serving these blokes, who’ve done their own bit to serve the country.”
LCpl Peters has served in the Army for four-and-a-half years in the role of Royal Logistic Corps (RLC) chef.
She served an operational tour in Iraq in 2006, while attached to 2 Logistic Support Regiment.
Tanya is currently employed as a chef based at Fulwood Barracks in Preston feeding the troops within the barracks three meals a day.