Embedded with the The Queens Royal Lancers in Iraq

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Embedded with the The Queens Royal Lancers in Iraq

This is a great read with an American reporter embedded in the British soldiers patrolling the Iran/ Iraq border.

The Queens Royal Lancers have been living out in the desert for about six months, like nomads moving from place to place, sleeping under the stars, getting much of their resupply of food and water by nighttime parachute drop as they patrol the Iran-Iraq border.

They were living out there, as some officers had told me, in true Lawrence of Arabia style, wearing shamals, sometimes taking camel rides when Bedouins would wonder through their camps with great herds of camels. Some soldiers would go for weeks without bathing, while others would wash-down with a bottle or two of water. Water is strictly rationed.

British soldiers truly are fighting in Iraq. On three consecutive missions with three different British units, their soldiers killed roughly 40 enemy in combat action that also saw two British soldiers killed in action, and three wounded.

Part 1
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Part 2
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By netchicken: posted on 9-6-2007








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