Wednesday, April 29, 2009
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.