http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/staffordshire/6066004.stm 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. More on BBC news link above . . . .