OPERATION CERTAIN SHIELD, OCTOBER 2007 [Allocated Title]
Members of 4th Battalion the Rifles take part in Operation Certain Shield, an operation in support of the Iraqi Department of Border Enforcement to clear routes around the Iranian border (in particular, clearing ordnance left over from the Iran-Iraq war).
I. Night views of tank yard (Contingency Operating Base ?), where Warrior and Bulldog armoured vehicles are prepared for operations. Interior views of Bulldog armoured vehicle. Bulldogs on the move; soldiers preparing in the dark. Further interior and exterior shots. as vehicles set off. Image intensifier shots of soldiers waiting in the tank yard.
II. Image intensifier shots of Warriors on desert road, again exterior and interior shots (full complement of soldiers are travelling inside the Bulldog). View from below of the gun turret. Soldiers patrol the roadside; Iraqi man cycles past. Soldiers secure the area. A convoy of heavy duty transporters, guarded by Bulldogs. Foot soldiers keep watch in the dark near box girder bridge over the Shatt al-Arab (possibly the bridge at "Cigar Island"); Warrior vehicles drive off the bridge onto the secured route.