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Training for Afghanistan

Troops prepare for Afghanistan deployment Photo: ITV Meridian

Just days after six soldiers were killed in Afghanistan, the next brigade of troops who are to be deployed to the country has been on exercise on Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire.

Thousands of men and women are due to fly out within the next few weeks. Ahead of that deployment they have been explaining how well they are trained, and how they have been trying to reassure their worried families. Richard Jones reports.