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.
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Plenty of sunshine for some, but a little more cloud in the east and feeling cold
A dry and sunny afternoon for most, although staying cold.
Most places will have a sunny day, but feeling chilly, with the chance of a little more cloud in northern areas.