Ian Baird on patrol
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Life with the Lancers: Everyday danger

Between December 2009 and 2010, BBC News followed the progress of four soldiers from the Queen's Royal Lancers from basic training to deployment in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

Filmed by the soldiers themselves and army camera crews, as well as by the BBC, the footage captured everything from the shock of coming under fire to coping with harsh conditions.

Follow Ian Baird as he goes out on patrol. Footage was filmed at different times and locations.

  • 16 Dec 2010
  • From the section UK