BBC news: Soldiers prepare for Iraq mission (Staffords)

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    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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