CHIEF OF THE GENERAL STAFF GENERAL SIR RICHARD DANNATT VISITS BASRA, 15 FEBRUARY 2007 (ROUGH EDIT) [Allocated Title]
General Sir Richard Dannatt visits British troops in Southern Iraq.
General Dannatt arrives at Basra Palace by Sea King helicopter; there, he meets with troops and joins them in the cookhouse before inspecting the Bulldog armoured vehicles and their crews. In Basra City, he visits a joint Iraqi and British Army permanent vehicle checkpoint set up as part of Operation Troy (an operation to "lock down" the city, checking all the main routes into the city). Vehicles are searched. Interviews with Corporal Stuart Mcgrath of 2 Rifles and Major Quentin Naylor, OC B (Bulldog) Company, 2nd Battalion the Rifles.