'Building New Bridges in Helmand Province', Afghanistan, 2007
Digital photograph by Sergeant Will Craig, Defence Press Office, Army Combat Camera Team, Afghanistan, 2007.
Troops rest and wait, with fixed bayonets, by a compound wall.
BATAKA was a combat bridging operation in Helmand Province designed to improve mobility and security in the Garmsir area. 26 Engineer Regiment, Royal Engineers was tasked with bridging a canal, with the support of troops including the 1st Battalions of the Grenadier Guards and the Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment (29th and 45th Foot), to clear and secure the surrounding area.
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