My lad has been serving with 2 LANCS out in Basra since November.
Unfortunately he was RPG'd twice on 22nd March and is now in Selly Oak and blind.
The reason they seem to be getting a hiding out there is due to the fact that they are majorly kicking insurgent arses day in day out.
They look a pretty good Battalion, formed mainly from 1 KINGS and currently have the highest arrest and kill rate in the British Army in Iraq.
Their Recce platoon seriously kicks arse!
Duke of Lancasters are about to lose 3rd battalion, making us one of the smallest regiments in the infantry. As northerners we are by far the best fighters in the world, most due to the necessity of living up here. That said there were many sleepless nights for our CQMS once he herd we were amalgamating with the kingos.
Plenty of opportunity for deployment, 4th battalion is gearing up for a mobilisation to the sand box as we speek.
Good chose mate, if there is one thing the world needs more of, its kingsmen.