Preparing for Helmand - training on Salisbury Plain

Soldiers from the 1st Mechanized Brigade, drawn from bases across Wiltshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire, are about to embark on a sixth month deployment to Helmand.

Martin Dowse watched them make final preparations on Salisbury Plain.


Soldiers set for Afghanistan

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