Soldiers of 1st Battalion The Royal Irish Regiment fire mortar rounds during a contact at night in Musa Qala, 2006
Photograph, Operation HERRICK, Afghanistan (2001- ), 2006.
Somme Platoon 1st Battalion The Royal Irish Regiment were part of a composite force that relieved the besieged troops at Musa Qala in August 2006. They brought two 81mm mortars with them and these inflicted many casualties on the local Taleban before the garrison withdrew in October.
One of 313 digital images from a compact disc of photographs and documents associated with Royal Irish Regiment, Musa Qala, Helmand Province.
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National Army Museum, Study collection