SECRETARY OF STATE FOR DEFENCE DES BROWNE VISITS 19TH LIGHT BRIGADE IN BASRA, APRIL 2007 (EDIT) [Allocated Title]
Edited highlights of Des Browne's visit to Basra Air Station (the COB or Contingency Operating Base) and Umm Qasr.
I. Caption "29/04/2007 Secretary of State for Defence Des Browne Meeting Troops from B Company, 1ST Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment at the Contingency Operating Base, Basra, Iraq". Mr Browne visits soldiers from B Company, 1st Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment at Basra.
II. Caption "30/04/2007 Des Browne Visiting the Naval Transition Team at the Iraqi Naval Base, Umm Qasr, Southern Iraq". Des Browne meets members of the team, then watches as Iraqi Navy personnel practice boarding drills on a "virtual ship" built for training purposes. He meets Iraqi Navy personnel.
III. Captions "Austraila and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) Celebration The 2-Up Game" and "British Defence Secretary Des Browne Playing the Game of 2-Up". At Basra Air Station, Des Browne joins Australian and New Zealand troops in a game of "two-up" (a traditional Australian gambling game involving the tossing of coins). WO2 Calum McKenzie plays the bagpipes for the troops.