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BBC news: Soldiers prepare for Iraq mission (Staffords)


Soldiers prepare for Iraq mission

Staffordshire soldiers will be patrolling the southern city of Basra
An army commander has said spirit was "alive and well" among his men despite a second tour of Iraq in two years.
Lt Col Tim Sandiford, the leader of the 1st Battalion, the Staffordshire Regiment, said the 500 soldiers intended to "make a difference".

"The short tour interval did not see us put the bunting out, but neither was it greeted with a collapse of morale or mass resignations," he said.

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