A street patrol in Lashkar Gar
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Life with the Lancers: Street patrol in Lashkar Gah

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.

Here, Squadron Sergeant Major Tony Gould goes on an armoured patrol on the streets of Lashkar Gar.

  • 16 Dec 2010
  • From the section UK