SECRETARY OF STATE FOR DEFENCE DES BROWNE MP VISITS BRITISH FORCES IN BASRA, 30 JANUARY 2007 (TAPE 1) [Allocated Title]
Des Browne visits Basra to meet troops and to inspect the new Bulldog armoured vehicles.
I. Mr Browne enjoys a meal with troops in the cookhouse at Allenby Lines Basra Air Station. (Shaky shots of the cookhouse ceiling at the end of the sequence, and poor shot when the camera is put down temporarily.)
II. Mr Browne, clad in black body armour and helmet, inspects the new Bulldog armoured vehicle. He talks to the commander gets an opportunity to sit in the gunner's seat as the vehicle is taken for a drive. Afterwards, he talks to a group of soldiers about the vehicle and its armour. View of the Bulldog in action, and members of 1st Battalion the Royal Green Jackets having a cigarette break.
III. Interviews with members of 1st Battalion the Royal Green Jackets: Captain William Wells, Bulldog commander; Rifleman Holmes; Captain Ian Clarke and Rifleman Damien Britten, followed by final shot of the Bulldog.