Camp Bastion baby goes to Fiji with grandparents

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THE first baby to be born in Camp Bastion in Afghanistan has been flown to Fiji, so his mum from Thorney Island can return to the front line.

As reported, Lance Bombardier Lynette Pearce, who is based at Baker Barracks, Thorney Island, Emsworth, gave birth to her son Emmanuel last September.

The baby was born five weeks early at Camp Bastion, after the soldier complained of severe stomach pains.

Lynette, originally from Fiji, had been unaware of her pregnancy, and has not heard from the father – a fellow Fijian soldier.

After six months at home with the tot, Lynette – who serves with the Royal Artillery – has reported back for duty.

She has been posted to Germany, where she is on standby to fly back to Afghanistan for a second tour of duty, a Sunday newspaper reported.

Emmanuel was given an unofficial military escort to Fiji, so his grandparents Sugar and Maurice, can look after him.

The baby, who has a unique passport as his birthplace is recorded as Camp Bastion, will return to England in three months.