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Soldiers from 1 Rifles Take Part in Helicopter Assault in Afghanistan

Soldiers from A Company of 1 Rifles based in Patrol Base 4 take part in a joint helicopter assault with the Afghan Uniformed Police (AUP) in Helmand, Afghanistan.


During the final phases The Rifles and the AUP came under heavy contact. Both soldiers and the police stood their ground and managed to fight through the attack to recover to a nearby patrol base.


Photographer: Sergeant Alison Baskerville RLC

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Taken on August 15, 2011