Tuesday, February 16, 2010

1 RGR and IEDs

Soldiers from B Company of 1st Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles (1 RGR) have been taking part in a strike operation against an improvised explosive device (IED) factory as part of an exercise. The strike op, which involved helicopters from the Royal Navy, the Army Air Corps and the Royal Air Force lasted for several hours and culminated with IED disposal in a compound. 1 RGR is part of 4th Mechanized Brigade who will replace 11 Light Brigade in April 2010 as the lead formation of British troops in Helmand province. [Picture: Corporal Jim Barron RLC, Crown Copyright/MOD 2010]

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