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Soldiers set for Afghanistan

Troops from the 1 Mechanized Brigade have been showcasing their skills on Salisbury Plain ahead of their deployment to Afghanistan.

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Soldiers train on Salisbury Plain before Afghan tour

Troops from 1 Mechanized Brigade have been showcasing their skills on Salisbury Plain ahead of their deployment to Afghanistan. The brigade have been completing the final phase of their training ahead of their tour of the wartorn country.

The soldiers will join Operation Herrick in Helmand Province in Afghanistan in the Summer. Actors have joined the troops, playing the soldiers' Afghan counterparts during today's training exercises on Salisbury Plain.

Training exercises on Salisbury Plain ahead of Afghan deployment Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire
1 Mechanized Brigade carry out training on Salisbury Plain before heading to Afghanistan in the Summer Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire
Actors are playing the role of soldiers' Afghan counterparts in training exercises Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

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