For the first time, members of the TA based in the West, now known as Army reserves, have been issued with the same night-time spying kit as regular soldiers.
The equipment's worth millions of pounds. It's part of the government's plan to bring reservists up to speed with their full time counterparts.
In the second of our special reports from Cyprus, Francesca Carpenter joins 6 Rifles and regular soldiers from Gloucester as they gear up for a night time mission.
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