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A soldier of 1st Battalion The Irish Guards looks for possible Iraqi enemy positions, Basra, April 2003

Digital photograph taken by WO2 Giles Penfound, Army Media Operations, Operation TELIC, 3 April 2003.

In a dawn raid on a university and factory complex within sight of their patrol base at Bridge Four on the outskirts of Basra, the Irish Guards attacked and cleared the area. This was after coming under fire from small arms, mortars and surface-to-air missiles (SAM). The latter were fired from Iraqi positions at a British Lynx Helicopter supporting the Irish Guards.

NAM Accession Number

NAM. 2005-01-67-12


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National Army Museum, Study collection

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