Dear All, I've just got back from Afghanistan (er, I'm a journo, just so you know, but not from a mong newspaper or anything like that). Anyway, I just wanted to offer my immense thanks to the British soldiers and Royal Marines Commandos I met out there, not just for looking after me so well, but for all the work they are doing in Afghanistan too. The first question I was always asked by the lads on stag was 'would I like some water'? I watched a Siggie collect a bowl of water for the stray dogs that hang around ISAF HQ. Small things, perhaps, but really very impressive. Other troops just shoot the dogs (and possibly the reporters too). Hats off too, to the Royal Marines Commandos on patrol in Kabul, who managed to combine a thoroughly professional security patrol with immense compassion for the locals. First class. Last year I spent time with the Canadian "Vingt Douze". I thought they were very professional. But I have to say that the British soldiers and RMs I met this time are the best I have ever seen. Shame so much of their kit is sh*te. Cheers Lads! And stay safe!