Monday, September 29, 2008

Scots find Iraqi allies

Scottish soldiers are playing a key role in restoring security to Basra, and as MORAG LINDSAY found out when she joined them on patrol, they are witnessing big changes for the better.

Back home, the prospect of sitting in traffic in temperatures of 50C would fill Lieutenant Colonel Felix Gedney with dread.

In Basra, where he is commanding the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, the everyday congestion that now plagues the city is a welcome sign that life is gradually returning to something approaching normality.

For the full story from the Press & Journal click here

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