Photos Of Life In Afghanistan: The Soldiers’ Lot
DID you know that British forces are fighting a war in Afghanistan? It’s true. We are reminded of the war whenever a serviceman dies and their name leads the news bulletins. The news then moves on to talk about the economy and football. But for those not killed and maimed in battle, the war continues.
But away from the fighting, what is a soldier’s lot like day in and day out? In these photos, you will get an idea.
We went to the Bamba Serai Patrol Base to the north east of Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan. We saw a game of rugby at the Helmand Police Training Centre.
We spotted Lance Corporal Robert Courtney 34, from Ayrshire, of the 4 Scots regiment investigating passageways at Castle Bost.
We saw tribal elders who smiled softly for the cameras. They did not gurn like loons shouting at pigeons in the precinct. They did not crave blood and gore.
We saw Lieutenant Jonathan Phillip, Catriona McBeath, private Jarred Anthoney, Lance Corporal David Sweeney, Nurse Corporal Frances Muir and Corporal Terry Barnaby and Fusilier Robert Muir.