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Do as Daniel Craig does...

Greg James | 13:01 UK time, Tuesday, 11 December 2012

When Bond came for a visit a few weeks ago, he got to drive some cool stuff.  I'm a lucky boy, because so did I...

I was also given MORE access to some mega trucks...Although fun, it was incredibly difficult and showed me just how skilled these guys and gals have to be to operate them. Vehicles like the ones in this post are so important not just in the field to carry troops and supplies but also back at the base moving containers, other vehicles and machinery. I was just messing about but imagine having to control these machines in high pressure, dangerous environments...Tough. Very tough.



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  • Comment number 1.

    Hey -so that's what a Foxhound is! My son drives one of those.

    Great stuff coming over the airwaves and I love your upbeat, have-a-go attitude.

    Just one thing. Sometimes it you make it sound like a picnic. There are patrol bases where the guys and gals live on ration packs, only getting a hot meal once every few days. There a basic facilities, to say the least, and they climb into their cold sleeping bags fully clothed, to keep warm. I'm sure that the good people at Camp Bastion deserve their great food, facilities and relaxation in relative safety - but let's not forget the ones on the front-line, who have a very different experience, Greg.

    Keep up the good work and I look forward to your next instalment.

  • Comment number 2.

    the truck is not really called a foxhound it is GREG'S MAGICAL BANTER WAGON /BUS/DRAGON PROPER LAD

  • Comment number 3.

    Thanks, Greg, for all you have done for our boys in Afghan. The blog has been a real morale booster for us at home as well - especially seeing all the photos. Best wishes from a soldier's Dad

  • Comment number 4.

    aww, Greg, you drive like a woman! haha. Quality hearing you out there with the lads,and gals.Good work.


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