I was wondering why so many sappers (doing an tough / excellent job) are getting killed. I understand that clearing the mines are essential but do they have to be defused all the time - just blow up anything that is suspect would be my opinion! In WWII they cleared mine fields with huge diggers - do they still exist? Or have I watched too many films! Hearts and minds might focus if a whacking great bulldozer trashed half the village because there were mines (which no doubt many of the locals knew about anyway...)... Just so you know not dissing the RE just value your lives more than the locals or a few quid for a grenade!