Servicemen and women from Fourth Battalion the Rifles in Wiltshire, said goodbye to their loved ones just two weeks ago, and deployed to Afghanistan for a six month tour.
British forces are scheduled to withdraw next year, so the troops focus is now on supporting and training the Afghans. Sally Lockwood reports.
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