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    Quote Originally Posted by freetheworld View Post
    the British Army has come a such a long way equipment wise in just a few years
    Compare a British Infantry soldier from 2003 to one from 2008, and then one from 2013, and you'd think they were from three different armies! (Minus the gat of course, but even that has stuff hanging off it all over the place now).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cian View Post
    Buzzing for depot now after seeing these Para photos! Roll on next month!
    Good luck i should be up there in April.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freetheworld View Post
    the British Army has come a such a long way equipment wise in just a few years
    The hard earned results of a great many relatively minor, but crucial changes that have made for massive improvements.

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    Default British Army Drivers Provide Supplies To Ground Troops In Afghanistan

    [FONT=Verdana]I have posted all these photos before quite awhile ago but in much smaller lower quality versions and as I have now found larger better quality ones and they are such interesting photos I thought I would post them again.

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    [FONT=Verdana] [FONT=Verdana]The 13th Air Assault Support Regiment provides logistic support to the multi-national force in Helmand Province. The British drivers navigate hostile desert terrain to deliver combat supplies, ammunitions, food, water and engineering equipment. During a recent operation, drivers spent 48 hours avoiding enemy forces, mine fields and indirect fire. On return to Camp Bastion, vehicles are serviced immediately for further operations leaving little recreational time for the British soldiers who work in heat reaching 54 degrees celcius and drive on terrain without recognizable roads.[/FONT]
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    Two British soldiers from the 13th Air Assault Support Regiment talk as they prepare their truck prior to an operation to deliver supplies to several British Army Forward Operating bases (FOB) in Helmand Province on July 15, 2008 at their base in Camp Bastion in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.


    A British soldier from the 13th Air Assault Support Regiment prepares his truck prior to an operation to deliver supplies to several British Army Forward Operating bases (FOB) in Helmand Province on July 15, 2008 at their base in Camp Bastion in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.


    British soldiers from the 13th Air Assault Support Regiment prepare their trucks prior to an operation to deliver supplies to several British Army Forward Operating bases (FOB) in Helmand Province on July 15, 2008 at their base in Camp Bastion in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.


    British soldiers from the 13th Air Assault Support Regiment prepare their trucks prior to an operation to deliver supplies to several British Army Forward Operating bases (FOB) in Helmand Province on July 15, 2008 at their base in Camp Bastion in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.


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    British soldiers from the 13th Air Assault Support Regiment prepare their trucks prior to an operation to deliver supplies to several British Army Forward Operating bases (FOB) in Helmand Province on July 15, 2008 at their base in Camp Bastion in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.
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    British soldiers from the 13th Air Assault Support Regiment attend a briefing by their commanders as they prepares their trucks prior to an operation to deliver supplies to several British Army Forward Operating bases (FOB) in Helmand Province on July 15, 2008 at their base in Camp Bastion in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.


    13th Air Assault Support Regiment Lance Cpl. Andy McNab, 23, from Jamaica, holds machine gun ammunitions as he prepares his truck prior to an operation to deliver supplies to several British Army Forward Operating bases (FOB) in Helmand Province on July 15, 2008 at their base in Camp Bastion in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.


    13th Air Assault Support Regiment Lance Cpl. Andrew Critchon, 41, from Newport-on-Tay, prepares his Mastiff vehicle prior to an operation to deliver supplies to several British Army Forward Operating bases (FOB) in Helmand Province on July 15, 2008 at their base in Camp Bastion in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. The 13th Air Assault Support Regiment provides logistic support to the multi-national force in Helmand Province.

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    Default British Army Drivers Provide Supplies To Ground Troops In Afghanistan

    [FONT=Verdana]I have posted all these photos before quite awhile ago but in much smaller lower quality versions and as I have now found larger better quality ones and they are such interesting photos I thought I would post them again.

    [/FONT][FONT=Verdana][/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana] [FONT=Verdana]The 13th Air Assault Support Regiment provides logistic support to the multi-national force in Helmand Province. The British drivers navigate hostile desert terrain to deliver combat supplies, ammunitions, food, water and engineering equipment. During a recent operation, drivers spent 48 hours avoiding enemy forces, mine fields and indirect fire. On return to Camp Bastion, vehicles are serviced immediately for further operations leaving little recreational time for the British soldiers who work in heat reaching 54 degrees celcius and drive on terrain without recognizable roads.[/FONT]

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    [FONT=Verdana]Source: Marco Di Lauro[/FONT]


    13th Air Assault Support Regiment soldier Alan Russell, 24, from Edinburgh on duty on Land Rovers vehicles, as a close protection forces to protect the convoy of vehicles during their driving in the desert, is seen during the test fire, to test their machine guns prior to an operation to deliver supplies to several British Army Forward Operating bases (FOB) in Helmand Province on July 15, 2008 at their base in Camp Bastion in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.


    British soldiers from the 13th Air Assault Support Regiment in Land Rovers prepare as as test shots are fired by forces preparing to protect the convoy of vehicles in the desert during an operation to deliver supplies to several British Army Forward Operating bases (FOB) in Helmand Province on July 15, 2008 at their base in Camp Bastion in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.


    British soldiers from the 13th Air Assault Support Regiment in Land Rovers prepare as test shots are fired by forces preparing to protect the convoy of vehicles in the desert during an operation to deliver supplies to several British Army Forward Operating bases (FOB) in Helmand Province on July 15, 2008 at their base in Camp Bastion in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.


    13th Air Assault Support Regiment Pvt. Amos Adongo, 22, from Ghana, covers his ears as test shots are fired by forces preparing to protect a convoy of vehilce in the desert prior to an operation to deliver supplies to several British Army Forward Operating bases (FOB) in Helmand Province on July 15, 2008 at their base in Camp Bastion in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. The 13th Air Assault Support Regiment provides logistic support to the multi-national force in Helmand Province.


    British soldier from the 13th Air Assault Support Regiment prepare for an operation to deliver supplies to several British Army Forward Operating bases (FOB) in Helmand Province as test shots are fired by the forces that will protect the convoy of vehicles during the desert drive on July 15, 2008 at their base in Camp Bastion in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.


    British soldiers from the 13th Air Assault Support Regiment test their machine guns prior to an operation to deliver supplies to several British Army Forward Operating bases (FOB) in Helmand Province on July 15, 2008 at their base in Camp Bastion in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.


    13th Air Assault Support Regiment Pvt. Shubhas Thapa, 30, from Hong Kong, and Lance Cpl. Tara Gurung, 33, from Hong Kong, sit in their Land Rover as test shots are fired by forces preparing to protect the convoy of vehicles during an operation in the desert to deliver supplies to several British Army Forward Operating bases (FOB) in Helmand Province on July 15, 2008 at their base in Camp Bastion in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. The 13th Air Assault Support Regiment provides logistic support to the multi-national force in Helmand Province.


    13th Air Assault Support Regiment soldiers test their machine guns prior to an operation to deliver supplies to several British Army Forward Operating bases (FOB) in Helmand Province on July 15, 2008 at their base in Camp Bastion in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.


    British soldier from the 13th Air Assault Support Regiment Sgt Major Neil Fraser, 36, from Glasgow, tests his machine gun prior to an operation to deliver supplies to several British Army Forward Operating bases (FOB) in Helmand Province on July 15, 2008 at their base in Camp Bastion in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.


    British soldier from the 13th Air Assault Support Regiment Sgt Major Neil Fraser, 36, from Glasgow, takes part in the test firing of machine guns prior to an operation to deliver supplies to several British Army Forward Operating bases (FOB) in Helmand Province on July 15, 2008 at their base in Camp Bastion in Helmand Province, Afghanistan


    British soldier from the 13th Air Assault Support Regiment Sgt Major Neil Fraser, 36, from Glasgow, holds his weapong after taking part in the test firing prior to an operation to deliver supplies to several British Army Forward Operating bases (FOB) in Helmand Province on July 15, 2008 at their base in Camp Bastion in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.
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    Default British Army Drivers Provide Supplies To Ground Troops In Afghanistan

    [FONT=Verdana]I have posted all these photos before quite awhile ago but in much smaller lower quality versions and as I have now found larger better quality ones and they are such interesting photos I thought I would post them again.

    [/FONT][FONT=Verdana][/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana] [FONT=Verdana]The 13th Air Assault Support Regiment provides logistic support to the multi-national force in Helmand Province. The British drivers navigate hostile desert terrain to deliver combat supplies, ammunitions, food, water and engineering equipment. During a recent operation, drivers spent 48 hours avoiding enemy forces, mine fields and indirect fire. On return to Camp Bastion, vehicles are serviced immediately for further operations leaving little recreational time for the British soldiers who work in heat reaching 54 degrees celcius and drive on terrain without recognizable roads.[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana] [/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana]Source: Marco Di Lauro[/FONT]


    British soldiers from the 13 Air Assault Support Regiment go through the last checks on their trucks before leaving on an operation to deliver supplies to several British Army Forward Operating bases (FOB) in the Helmand Province on July 16, 2008 at their base in Camp Bastion in the Helmand Province, Afghanistan.


    A British soldier from the 13 Air Assault Support Regiment goes through the last checks on her vehicle before leaving on an operation to deliver supplies to several British Army Forward Operating bases (FOB) in the Helmand Province on July 16, 2008 at their base in Camp Bastion in the Helmand Province, Afghanistan.


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    A British soldier from the 13 Air Assault Support Regiment goes through the last checks on her vehicle before leaving on an operation to deliver supplies to several British Army Forward Operating bases (FOB) in the Helmand Province on July 16, 2008 at their base in Camp Bastion in the Helmand Province, Afghanistan.
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    British Army trucks from the 13 Air Assault Support Regiment ready and waiting to depart from their base for an operation to deliver supplies to several British Army Forward Operating bases (FOB) in the Helmand Province on July 16, 2008 at their base in Camp Bastion in the Helmand Province, Afghanistan.


    British Army trucks from the 13 Air Assault Support Regiment ready and waiting to depart from their base for an operation to deliver supplies to several British Army Forward Operating bases (FOB) in the Helmand Province on July 16, 2008 at their base in Camp Bastion in the Helmand Province, Afghanistan.


    British soldiers from the 13 Air Assault Support Regiment mount a English flag on their truck as they leave for an operation to deliver supplies to several British Army Forward Operating bases (FOB) in the Helmand Province on July 16, 2008 at their base in Camp Bastion in the Helmand Province, Afghanistan.


    British Army trucks from the 13 Air Assault Support Regiment drive through the desert during an operation to deliver supplies to several British Army Forward Operating bases (FOB) in the Helmand Province on July 16, 2008 in the Helmand Province, Afghanistan.


    British Army trucks from the 13 Air Assault Support Regiment drive through the desert during an operation to deliver supplies to several British Army Forward Operating bases (FOB) in the Helmand Province on July 16, 2008 in the Helmand Province, Afghanistan.


    British Army trucks from the 13 Air Assault Support Regiment drive through the desert during an operation to deliver supplies to several British Army Forward Operating bases (FOB) in the Helmand Province on July 16, 2008 in the Helmand Province, Afghanistan.


    British Army trucks from the 13 Air Assault Support Regiment drive through the desert during an operation to deliver supplies to several British Army Forward Operating bases (FOB) in the Helmand Province on July 16, 2008 in the Helmand Province, Afghanistan.


    British Army trucks from the 13 Air Assault Support Regiment drive through the desert during an operation to deliver supplies to several British Army Forward Operating bases (FOB) in the Helmand Province on July 16, 2008 in the Helmand Province, Afghanistan.


    British soldiers from the 13 Air Assault Support Regiment drive a Mastiff armoured vehicle in the desert on duty as a close protection force for a convoy of trucks during an operation to deliver supply to several British Army Forward Operating bases (FOB) in the Helmand Province on July 16, 2008 in the Helmand Province, Afghanistan.


    British Army trucks from the 13 Air Assault Support Regiment drive through the desert during an operation to deliver supplies to several British Army Forward Operating bases (FOB) in the Helmand Province on July 16, 2008 in the Helmand Province, Afghanistan.


    British Army trucks from the 13 Air Assault Support Regiment drive through the desert at sunrise after the overnight break during an operation to deliver supplies to several British Army Forward Operating bases (FOB) in the Helmand Province on July 17, 2008 in the Helmand Province, Afghanistan.


    British soldiers from the 13 Air Assault Support Regiment load a piece of artillery on a truck in FOB Dywer as they prepare to go back to their base during an operation to deliver supplies to several British Army Forward Operating bases (FOB) in the Helmand Province on July 17, 2008 at their base in Camp Bastion in the Helmand Province, Afghanistan.


    British trucks from the 13 Air Assault Support Regiment return to their base after an operation to deliver supplies to several British Army Forward Operating bases (FOB) in the Helmand Province on July 18, 2008 at a base in Camp Bastion in the Helmand Province, Afghanistan.


    British trucks from the 13 Air Assault Support Regiment refuel as they return to their base after an operation to deliver supplies to several British Army Forward Operating bases (FOB) in the Helmand Province on July 18, 2008 at their base in Camp Bastion in the Helmand Province, Afghanistan.


    British trucks from the 13 Air Assault Support Regiment are seen as they return to their base after an operation to deliver supplies to several British Army Forward Operating bases (FOB) in the Helmand Province on July 18, 2008 at their base in Camp Bastion in the Helmand Province, Afghanistan.


    British trucks from the 13 Air Assault Support Regiment are seen as they return to their base after an operation to deliver supplies to several British Army Forward Operating bases (FOB) in the Helmand Province on July 18, 2008 at their base in Camp Bastion in the Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

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    Explosions from mortars and artillery covering an operation of British Soldiers from the Grenadier Guards Regiment are seen as they withdraw after attacking a Taliban insurgents compound near the Delhi Patrol Base (PB), in a location in the desert in the Garmsir District on May 9, 2007 in Southern Helmand Province, Afghanistan. British troops are in the front line of the effort to suppress the efforts of Taliban insurgents to regain control of southern Afghanistan, with the threat of a reinvigorated spring offensive from the militants looming large on the horizon.


    British Soldiers from the Grenadier Guards Regiment are seen as they repel an assault of the Taliban insurgents at their combat security outpost at the Delhi Patrol Base (PB), in a location in the desert in the Garmsir District on May 9, 2007 in Southern Helmand Province, Afghanistan. British troops are in the front line of the effort to suppress the efforts of Taliban insurgents to regain control of southern Afghanistan, with the threat of a reinvigorated spring offensive from the militants looming large on the horizon.


    Guardsman Daniel Probyn a British Soldiers from the Grenadier Guards Regiment is seen as he repels an assault of the Taleban insurgents at their combat security outpost at the Delhi Patrol Base (PB), in a location in the desert in the Garmsir District on May 9, 2007 in Southern Helmand Province, Afghanistan. British troops are in the front line of the effort to suppress the efforts of Taliban insurgents to regain control of southern Afghanistan, with the threat of a reinvigorated spring offensive from the militants looming large on the horizon.


    British Soldiers from the Grenadier Guards Regiment are seen as they repel an assault of the Taleban insurgents at their combat security outpost at the Delhi Patrol Base (PB), in a location in the desert in the Garmsir District on May 9, 2007 in Southern Helmand Province, Afghanistan. British troops are in the front line of the effort to suppress the efforts of Taliban insurgents to regain control of southern Afghanistan, with the threat of a reinvigorated spring offensive from the militants looming large on the horizon.


    A British Soldier from the Grenadier Guards Regiment is seen as he repels an assault of the Taleban insurgents at their combat security outpost at the Delhi Patrol Base (PB), in a location in the desert in the Garmsir District on May 9, 2007 in Southern Helmand Province, Afghanistan. British troops are in the front line of the effort to suppress the efforts of Taleban insurgents to regain control of southern Afghanistan, with the threat of a reinvigorated spring offensive from the militants looming large on the horizon.


    Guardsman Daniel Probyn a British Soldiers from the Grenadier Guards Regiment is seen as he repels an assault of the Taleban insurgents at their combat security outpost at the Delhi Patrol Base (PB), in a location in the desert in the Garmsir District on May 9, 2007 in Southern Helmand Province, Afghanistan. British troops are in the front line of the effort to suppress the efforts of Taleban insurgents to regain control of southern Afghanistan, with the threat of a reinvigorated spring offensive from the militants looming large on the horizon.


    British Soldiers from the Grenadier Guards Regiment are seen as they repel an assault of the Taleban insurgents at their combat security outpost at the Delhi Patrol Base (PB), in a location in the desert in the Garmsir District on May 9, 2007 in Southern Helmand Province, Afghanistan. British troops are in the front line of the effort to suppress the efforts of Taleban insurgents to regain control of southern Afghanistan, with the threat of a reinvigorated spring offensive from the militants looming large on the horizon.


    Guardsman Daniel Probyn a British Soldiers from the Grenadier Guards Regiment is seen as he repels an assault of the Taleban insurgents at their combat security outpost at the Delhi Patrol Base (PB), in a location in the desert in the Garmsir District on May 9, 2007 in Southern Helmand Province, Afghanistan. British troops are in the front line of the effort to suppress the efforts of Taleban insurgents to regain control of southern Afghanistan, with the threat of a reinvigorated spring offensive from the militants looming large on the horizon.


    British Soldiers from the Grenadier Guards Regiment are seen at their combat security outpost at the Delhi Patrol Base (PB), in a location in the desert in the Garmsir District on May 10, 2007 in Southern Helmand Province, Afghanistan. British troops are in the front line of the effort to suppress the efforts of Taleban insurgents to regain control of southern Afghanistan, with the threat of a reinvigorated spring offensive from the militants looming large on the horizon.


    A British Soldier from the Grenadier Guards Regiment is seen at his combat security outpost at the Delhi Patrol Base (PB), in a location in the desert in the Garmsir District on May 8, 2007 in Southern Helmand Province, Afghanistan. British troops are in the front line of the effort to suppress the efforts of Taleban insurgents to regain control of southern Afghanistan, with the threat of a reinvigorated spring offensive from the militants looming large on the horizon.


    A British Soldiers from the Grenadier Guards Regiment is seen as he repels an assault of the Taleban insurgents at their combat security outpost at the Delhi Patrol Base (PB), in a location in the desert in the Garmsir District on May 9, 2007 in Southern Helmand Province, Afghanistan. British troops are in the front line of the effort to suppress the efforts of Taleban insurgents to regain control of southern Afghanistan, with the threat of a reinvigorated spring offensive from the militants looming large on the horizon.


    British Soldiers from the Grenadier Guards Regiment are seen at their combat security outpost at the Delhi Patrol Base (PB), in a location in the desert in the Garmsir District on May 10, 2007 in Southern Helmand Province, Afghanistan. British troops are in the front line of the effort to suppress the efforts of Taleban insurgents to regain control of southern Afghanistan, with the threat of a reinvigorated spring offensive from the militants looming large on the horizon.


    Lance Corporal Sullivan, a British Soldier from Grenadier Guards Regiment is seen after an operation to blow up a group of trees that obstruct the view of the combat security outpost at the Delhi Patrol Base (PB), in a location in the desert in the Garmsir District on May 10, 2007 in Southern Helmand Province, Afghanistan. British troops are in the front line of the effort to suppress the efforts of Taleban insurgents to regain control of southern Afghanistan, with the threat of a reinvigorated spring offensive from the militants looming large on the horizon.


    From left to right: Guardsman Sutton and Lance Corporal Sullivan, two British Soldier from Grenadier Guards Regiment are seen after an operation to blow up a group of trees that obstruct the view of the combat security outpost at the Delhi Patrol Base (PB), in a location in the desert in the Garmsir District on May 10, 2007 in Southern Helmand Province, Afghanistan. British troops are in the front line of the effort to suppress the efforts of Taleban insurgents to regain control of southern Afghanistan, with the threat of a reinvigorated spring offensive from the militants looming large on the horizon.


    British Soldiers from the Grenadier Guards are seen after an operation to blow up a group of trees that obstruct the view of the combat security outpost at the Delhi Patrol Base (PB), in a location in the desert in the Garmsir District on May 10, 2007 in Southern Helmand Province, Afghanistan. British troops are in the front line of the effort to suppress the efforts of Taleban insurgents to regain control of southern Afghanistan, with the threat of a reinvigorated spring offensive from the militants looming large on the horizon.


    Guardsman Sutton, a British Soldier from the Grenadier Guards Regiment is seen as he drinks water after an operation to blow up a group of trees that obstruct the view of the combat security outpost at the Delhi Patrol Base (PB), in a location in the desert in the Garmsir District on May 10, 2007 in Southern Helmand Province, Afghanistan. British troops are in the front line of the effort to suppress the efforts of Taleban insurgents to regain control of southern Afghanistan, with the threat of a reinvigorated spring offensive from the militants looming large on the horizon.


    [QUOTE]British Soldiers from the Grenadier Guards Regiment are seen at their combat security outpost at the Delhi Patrol Base (PB), in a location in the desert in the Garmsir District on May 10, 2007 in Southern Helmand Province, Afghanistan. British troops are in the front line of the effort to suppress the efforts of Taleban insurgents to regain



    Guardsman Blaney, a British Soldier from the Grenadier Guards Regiment is seen as he smokes a cigarette at their combat security outpost at the Delhi Patrol Base (PB), in a location in the desert in the Garmsir District on May 10, 2007 in Southern Helmand Province, Afghanistan. British troops are in the front line of the effort to suppress the efforts of Taleban insurgents to regain control of southern Afghanistan, with the threat of a reinvigorated spring offensive from the militants looming large on the horizon.


    British Soldiers from the Grenadier Guards Regiment are seen as they clean a machine gun at their combat security outpost at the Delhi Patrol Base (PB), in a location in the desert in the Garmsir District on May 9, 2007 in Southern Helmand Province, Afghanistan. British troops are in the front line of the effort to suppress the efforts of Taleban insurgents to regain control of southern Afghanistan, with the threat of a reinvigorated spring offensive from the militants looming large on the horizon.

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    A British Soldiers from the Grenadier Guards Regiment is seen as he looks at the Taliban front line at their combat security outpost at the Delhi Patrol Base (PB), in a location in the desert in the Garmsir District on May 11, 2007 in Southern Helmand Province, Afghanistan. British troops are in the front line of the effort to suppress the efforts of Taleban insurgents to regain control of southern Afghanistan, with the threat of a reinvigorated spring offensive from the militants looming large on the horizon.


    Guardsman Atherton, a British Soldiers from the Grenadier Guards Regiment is seen as he repels an assault of the Taliban insurgents at their combat security outpost at the Delhi Patrol Base (PB), in a location in the desert in the Garmsir District on May 11, 2007 in Southern Helmand Province, Afghanistan. British troops are in the front line of the effort to suppress the efforts of Taleban insurgents to regain control of southern Afghanistan, with the threat of a reinvigorated spring offensive from the militants looming large on the horizon.


    Guardsman Atherton, a British Soldiers from the Grenadier Guards Regiment is seen as he repels an assault of the Taliban insurgents at their combat security outpost at the Delhi Patrol Base (PB), in a location in the desert in the Garmsir District on May 11, 2007 in Southern Helmand Province, Afghanistan. British troops are in the front line of the effort to suppress the efforts of Taleban insurgents to regain control of southern Afghanistan, with the threat of a reinvigorated spring offensive from the militants looming large on the horizon.


    Guardsman Atherton, a British Soldiers from the Grenadier Guards Regiment is seen as he repels an assault of the Taliban insurgents at their combat security outpost at the Delhi Patrol Base (PB), in a location in the desert in the Garmsir District on May 11, 2007 in Southern Helmand Province, Afghanistan. British troops are in the front line of the effort to suppress the efforts of Taliban insurgents to regain control of southern Afghanistan, with the threat of a reinvigorated spring offensive from the militants looming large on the horizon.


    British Soldiers from the Royal Artillery Regiment are seen at the combat security outpost at the Delhi Patrol Base (PB), in a location in the desert in the Garmsir District on May 11, 2007 in Southern Helmand Province, Afghanistan. British troops are in the front line of the effort to suppress the efforts of Taliban insurgents to regain control of southern Afghanistan, with the threat of a reinvigorated spring offensive from the militants looming large on the horizon.


    British Soldiers from the Grenadier Guards Regiment prepare to fire on Taleban insurgents during a fighting patrol into Taliban territory outside the Delhi Patrol Base (PB), in a location in the desert in the Garmsir District on May 13, 2007 in Southern Helmand Province, Afghanistan. The 3 Platoon Number Three Company Grenadier Guards conducted a Fighting Patrol into Taliban territory, the battlefield damage assessment was that five to ten Taliban fighters were casulaties.


    A British Soldier from the Royal Artillery on duty at his combat security outpost on May 15, 2007 in Southern Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Nato troops operating in the south and in the province of Helmand are preparing for a new wave of the offensive after US-led Afghan troops killed the Taliban's top military commander Mullah Dadullah last weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carbean View Post
    Good luck i should be up there in April.
    Nice mate, I'm 3rd March intake, you done PRAC yet?

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    Default British Soldiers Patrol Leaf Island

    [FONT=Verdana]I have posted all these photos before quite awhile ago but in much smaller lower quality versions and as I have now found larger better quality ones and they are such interesting photos I thought I would post them again.



    Soldier in 5 Rifles, an infantry battalion who are currently on tour in Iraq, use a fisherman to take them across a river as they take part in a counter insurgency patrol on Leaf Island an area south of Basra, on February 2, 2009 in Iraq. British Forces are looking to leave Iraq later this year and the recent peaceful elections has been seen by many as an indicator of just how peaceful and stable the country has become.


    Rifleman Matthew Hawke from 5 Rifles, an infantry battalion who are currently on tour in Iraq, watches from the sanger at FOB Oxford (a forward operating base) on Leaf Island an area south of Basra, on February 2, 2009 in Iraq. British Forces are looking to leave Iraq later this year and the recent peaceful elections has been seen by many as an indicator of just how peaceful and stable the country has become.


    A soldier in 5 Rifles, an infantry battalion who are currently on tour in Iraq, takes part in a counter insurgency patrol as the sun rises on Leaf Island an area south of Basra, on February 2, 2009 in Iraq. British Forces are looking to leave Iraq later this year and the recent peaceful elections has been seen by many as an indicator of just how peaceful and stable the country has become.


    A soldier in 5 Rifles, an infantry battalion who are currently on tour in Iraq, hands out sweets to local children as she takes part in a counter insurgency patrol on Leaf Island an area south of Basra, on February 2, 2009 in Iraq. British Forces are looking to leave Iraq later this year and the recent peaceful elections has been seen by many as an indicator of just how peaceful and stable the country has become.


    A soldier in 5 Rifles, an infantry battalion who are currently on tour in Iraq, chats to local children as he takes part in a counter insurgency patrol on Leaf Island an area south of Basra, on February 2, 2009 in Iraq. British Forces are looking to leave Iraq later this year and the recent peaceful elections has been seen by many as an indicator of just how peaceful and stable the country has become.


    Soldier in 5 Rifles, an infantry battalion who are currently on tour in Iraq, use a fisherman to take them across a river as they take part in a counter insurgency patrol on Leaf Island an area south of Basra, on February 2, 2009 in Iraq. British Forces are looking to leave Iraq later this year and the recent peaceful elections has been seen by many as an indicator of just how peaceful and stable the country has become


    A soldier in 5 Rifles, an infantry battalion who are currently on tour in Iraq, takes part in a counter insurgency patrol as the sun rises on Leaf Island an area south of Basra, on February 2, 2009 in Iraq. British Forces are looking to leave Iraq later this year and the recent peaceful elections has been seen by many as an indicator of just how peaceful and stable the country has become.


    A soldier in 5 Rifles, an infantry battalion who are currently on tour in Iraq, takes part in a counter insurgency patrol as the sun rises on Leaf Island an area south of Basra, on February 2, 2009 in Iraq. British Forces are looking to leave Iraq later this year and the recent peaceful elections has been seen by many as an indicator of just how peaceful and stable the country has become.


    A soldier in 5 Rifles, an infantry battalion who are currently on tour in Iraq, takes part in a counter insurgency patrol as the sun rises on Leaf Island an area south of Basra, on February 2, 2009 in Iraq. British Forces are looking to leave Iraq later this year and the recent peaceful elections has been seen by many as an indicator of just how peaceful and stable the country has become.


    A soldier in 5 Rifles, an infantry battalion who are currently on tour in Iraq, takes part in a counter insurgency patrol on Leaf Island, an area south of Basra, on February 2, 2009 in Iraq. British Forces are looking to leave Iraq later this year and the recent peaceful elections has been seen by many as a indicator of just how secure and stable the country has become.


    A soldier in 5 Rifles, an infantry battalion who are currently on tour in Iraq, chats to local children as he takes part in a counter insurgency patrol on Leaf Island, an area south of Basra, on February 2, 2009 in Iraq. British Forces are looking to leave Iraq later this year and the recent peaceful elections has been seen by many as a indicator of just how secure and stable the country has become


    A soldier in 5 Rifles, an infantry battalion who are currently on tour in Iraq, chats to local children as he takes part in a counter insurgency patrol on Leaf Island, an area south of Basra, on February 2, 2009 in Iraq. British Forces are looking to leave Iraq later this year and the recent peaceful elections has been seen by many as a indicator of just how secure and stable the country has become.
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    Default British Soldiers Patrol Leaf Island

    [FONT=Verdana]I have posted all these photos before quite awhile ago but in much smaller lower quality versions and as I have now found larger better quality ones and they are such interesting photos I thought I would post them again.



    British soldiers from 5 Rifles, a infantry battalion who are currently on tour in Iraq, check fishing boats as part of a counter insurgency patrol on Leaf Island, an area south of Basra, on February 2, 2009 in Iraq. British Forces are looking to leave Iraq later this year and the recent peaceful elections has been seen by many as a indicator of just how secure and stable the country has become.


    British soldiers from 5 Rifles, an infantry battalion who are currently on tour in Iraq, check fishing boats as part of a counter insurgency patrol on Leaf Island, an area south of Basra, on February 2, 2009 in Iraq. British Forces are looking to leave Iraq later this year and the recent peaceful elections has been seen by many as a indicator of just how secure and stable the country has become.


    British soldiers from 5 Rifles, a infantry battalion who are currently on tour in Iraq, give out gifts to local children as part counter insurgency patrol on Leaf Island, an area south of Basra, on February 2, 2009 in Iraq. British Forces are looking to leave Iraq later this year and the recent peaceful elections has been seen by many as a indicator of just how secure and stable the country has become.


    British soldiers from 5 Rifles, a infantry battalion who are currently on tour in Iraq, socialise inside FOB Oxford (a forward operating base) following a counter insurgency patrol on Leaf Island, an area south of Basra, on February 2, 2009 in Iraq. British Forces are looking to leave Iraq later this year and the recent peaceful elections has been seen by many as a indicator of just how secure and stable the country has become.


    British soldiers from 5 Rifles, a infantry battalion currently on tour in Iraq, pose for pictures as they arrive back from a patrol at FOB Oxford (a forward operating base) which is used for counter insurgency patrols on Leaf Island, an area south of Basra, on February 3 2009 in Iraq. British Forces are looking to leave Iraq later this year and the recent peaceful elections has been seen by many as a indicator of just how secure and stable the country has become.


    British soldier, Rifleman Mark Briscoe, from 5 Rifles, a infantry battalion who are currently on tour in Iraq, stands on watch as the sunrises outside FOB Oxford (a forward operating base) used for counter insurgency patrols on Leaf Island, an area south of Basra, on February 3 2009 in Iraq. British Forces are looking to leave Iraq later this year and the recent peaceful elections has been seen by many as a indicator of just how secure and stable the country has become


    British soldier, Rifleman Mark Briscoe, from 5 Rifles, a infantry battalion who are currently on tour in Iraq, stands on watch as the sunrises outside FOB Oxford (a forward operating base) used for counter insurgency patrols on Leaf Island, an area south of Basra, on February 3 2009 in Iraq. British Forces are looking to leave Iraq later this year and the recent peaceful elections has been seen by many as a indicator of just how secure and stable the country has become.


    A British soldier from 5 Rifles, an infantry battalion currently on tour in Iraq, chats to local children as he takes part in a patrol from FOB Oxford (a forward operating base) which is used for counter insurgency patrols on Leaf Island, an area south of Basra, on February 3 2009 in Iraq. British Forces are looking to leave Iraq later this year and the recent peaceful elections has been seen by many as an indicator of just how secure and stable the country has become.


    A British soldier from 5 Rifles, an infantry battalion currently on tour in Iraq, watches as a helicopter arrives at FOB Oxford (a forward operating base) which is used for counter insurgency patrols on Leaf Island, an area south of Basra, on February 3, 2009 in Iraq. British Forces are looking to leave Iraq later this year and the recent peaceful elections has been seen by many as an indicator of just how secure and stable the country has become.


    British soldiers from 5 Rifles, an infantry battalion currently on tour in Iraq, patrol from FOB Oxford (a forward operating base) which is used for counter insurgency patrols on Leaf Island, an area south of Basra, on February 3, 2009 in Iraq. British Forces are looking to leave Iraq later this year and the recent peaceful elections has been seen by many as an indicator of just how secure and stable the country has become.


    Flares are fired from a Merlin heliocopter carrying soldiers in 5 Rifles, an infrantry battalion who are currently on tour in Iraq, to a counter insurgency patrol on Leaf Island a area south of Basra, on February 2, 2009 in Iraq. British Forces are looking to leave Iraq later this year and the recent peaceful elections has been seen by many as an indicator of just how peaceful and stable the country has become.
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    Hey guys, just wanted to ask that does the Uk armed force still use L86A2, haven't seen any pictures in recent time, is it been upgraded to TES standard? any info or picture of her in combat in recent time would be much appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thounaojamtom View Post
    Hey guys, just wanted to ask that does the Uk armed force still use L86A2, haven't seen any pictures in recent time, is it been upgraded to TES standard? any info or picture of her in combat in recent time would be much appreciated.
    Its LSW role was replaced by the LMG, and it was initially touted, along with the L96 with the arrival of the L115A3, as a marksman weapon, but it/they was/were in turn all but replaced (not sure if it is still doing the rounds somewhere?) with the L129 sharpshooter rifle:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:L129A1.jpg

    @Vor - regardless if they're higher res reposts, great selection of photos. Thank you, Interesting to see. As much as the Jackal is a tasty bit of kit, the old EWMIKs really had a certain look about them.

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    [FONT=Verdana]Alpha Company 40 Commando Royal Marines on operations in Nahr-e Saraj, Central Helmand.[/FONT]

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    The following pictures were taken either by myself or my crew in Iraq 2008. The aircraft is a Lynx Mk 9 flown by 659 Squadron AAC, operating under the control of Joint Helicopter Force (Iraq).

    JHF(I) was based in the Combined Operating Base a few miles to the south of Basra city, occupying what was once the international airport.

    The Lynx's main roles were Counter IDF patrols, IRT support to the Merlin MERT, overwatch of logistic convoys,dismounted patrols and limited men and material movement
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    Lynx over the city
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    Basra through NVG
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    A Lynx Mk9 from 659 Squadron AAC dropping supplies at FOB Oxford
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    The view of FOB Oxford from the cockpit of a Lynx Mk9
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    Lynx over the Shatt al-Arab waterway
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    Boats like these were favoured by insurgents as a means to move weapons and equipment around the city
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    A GPMG in action
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