OPERATION TELIC, IRAQ, 2003: ROYAL MARINES ADVANCE ON OIL INSTALLATION AT AL-FAW (COMBAT CAMERA TEAM TAPE) [Allocated Title]
Assault by members of 40 Commando on Iraqi-held oil installation at Al-Faw.
Scenes shot with CWS night sight (image intensifier) show desert road: soldiers patrol and vehicles drive past. In the far distance are explosions, and in the middle distance, gunfire is exchanged (the bright flares of tracer rounds clearly visible). One target burns ferociously as firing continues. Brief shot of wellhead. Helicopters fly in with WMIK Land Rover and other supplies. Soldiers set up mortar in position, and fire. Sequence on road - convoy of trucks and WMIKS, with firing visible in distance. WMIKs of the Brigade reconnaissance move towards targets (ie away from camera) and launch a probing attack, with heavy firing. Camera shakes as camera-vehicle appears to come under fire (although it is not hit).