“We were down in the Lashkar Gar area building a small check point. We we putting the HESCO in Bastion together when we started hearing the cracks of rounds coming down.

We jumped off the HESCO barriers. One bloke broke his leg. We got our rifles shouldered and started shooting at the bushes about 200 meters away. We couldn’t see the enemy but we could hear that’s where they we shooting from. We all popped off rounds until an apache turned up.

It turned the bushes into salad. We screamed and cheered as they fired into the enemy. Now looking back I realize I didn’t hate the taliban. I’m just so glad they didn’t kill me.”
– Anonymous Royal Engineer. British Army. Helmand Afghanistan, 2012.
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