FOOT PATROL THROUGH BASRA MARKET BY MEMBERS OF "A" COMPANY, 1ST BATTALION THE ROYAL REGIMENT OF WALES, 17 JANUARY 2009 [Allocated Title]
Routine patrol through the covered market and surrounding area in Basra.
"A" Company barracks with Red Dragon of Wales badge. Soldiers prepare their Land Rovers for patrol. Close-up of cap badge on soldier. The patrol sets off: views from top cover of moving Land Rover. Arrival in central Basra: the company dismounts and adjust their berets. Meeting on street with local men and Iraqi Police; a liaison officer from the Parachute Regiment (in his distinctive beret) is also present. Street market: shots of vendors including a newspaper seller. Crowds of people throng around. Market stalls: spice merchant, fancy goods (including shishas). Further general market scenes: all kinds of goods are on display. Soldiers are followed through the market by a crowd of enthusiastic young people. Scenes inside covered market. Vendor with money: Iraqi notes and also US dollars. Exterior of market square: patrol with soldiers and police continues. Conversation with shopkeeper. Patrol continues through streets, including one which contains a large amount of rubble from a ruined building. Exterior of police station: sign says "Basrah Policement Department - Ashaak Policmen Station" [sic]. Journey back to base: rear view from top cover. Warrior park back at base, and Red Dragon.