Friday, January 9, 2009


RAF bring Christmas classroom to kids in Basra

A Military Operations news article

5 Jan 09

The village of Al Mithar, near Basra, southern Iraq, took delivery of a new school classroom from the back of a truck on Christmas Eve 2008, thanks to the 51 Squadron RAF Regiment (Regt).


A group of Basra schoolchildren stand outside their new classroom
[Picture: Cpl James Williams RLC]

The portacabin was relocated by the Squadron who are normally based at RAF Lossiemouth, Scotland but are currently serving as the Resident Field Squadron in Basra, Iraq. It was moved from the Contingency Operating Base (COB) supplies to be used as an extra classroom in the village 'Al-Assil' school.

The cabin was transported in a large convoy which consisted of nine vehicles including the load carrier and passed through the 'Basra Gates' monument en route to the village. The convoy also passed freely through the Al-Waki market, the scene of an RAF Regt/Insurgent battle in 2007.

The school's head teacher, Mrs Khasmah said:

"This is very good. Yes, very good and we are all very happy, thank you!"...

Don't hold your breath waiting to see this in the msm. BUT you can find theis B*N*S*N story here.

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