Pen Farthing latest news: Ex-marine apologises for ‘upset, angry & stressed’ voicemail tirade during Afghanistan ordeal

FORMER commando turned animal rescuer Pen Farthing & his animals have been rescued from Kabul and have landed home “safe” in the UK on Sunday morning.

The ex Commando and his animals left Afghanistan on Saturday without his staff and landed in the UK on board a private flight out of the Taliban-controlled country.

After landing, he took to Twitter to express his thanks for being evacuated out of Afghanistan. In the post he wrote that he has “mixed emotions & true deep feeling of sadness for Afghan today.”

Dr Iain McGill, a vet on the plane back with Mr Farthing told the BBC that: “the animals, considering what they’ve been through, are in very good shape on the whole”.

There has however been backlash about prioritising Pen and his animals. Defence Secretary Ben Wallace complained Mr Farthing had “taken up too much time of my senior commanders dealing with this issue when they should be focused on dealing with the humanitarian crisis”.

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