OPERATION PINN, BASRA, 3-4 JUNE 2006 [Allocated Title]
Scenes from Operation Pinn, routine operations in Basra City carried out by British and Iraqi forces.
I. Shots from on board an assault boat on the Shatt al-Arab; a second assault boat brings up the rear (and is seen through the spray cast by the outboard motor).
II. Vehicle checkpoint manned by British and Iraqi soldiers; vehicles are stopped and routinely searched. Soldiers patrol and keep watch by the roadside. Iraqi armoured vehicles are parked nearby.
III. Iraqi soldiers arrive at Basra Palace in a coach; they unload their guns at the unloading bay. Briefing of Iraqi soldiers in the use of life jackets prior to boat drills. They get into small assault boats in the lagoon at Basra Palace and set off. Various views on board boat. The soldiers practice fishing items (in this case, a life jacket) from the water. Troops assemble back on land after the exercise.