Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Basra Brits in football final - The Sun

BRITISH troops play football with thrilled Iraqi youngsters — on final patrols as they prepare to quit the country.

The men of 15 Squadron RAF Regiment also let kids look down the sights of rifles, while one girl tried on a helmet.

Later they had tea with the local sheikh in the tiny village of Al Houta.

The Squadron is proud of its rapport with locals.

Senior Aircraftsman Chris Dunn, 20, said: “They’re very friendly.”

The last Brit combat troops will withdraw in July, leaving just 400 personnel in Iraq.

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