MINISTER FOR THE ARMED FORCES BOB AINSWORTH VISITS AFGHANISTAN, 10 JULY 2007 [Allocated Title]
Bob Ainsworth MP, newly appointed Labour Minister for the Armed Forces, makes a fact-finding visit, taking in Camp Bastion and the Afghan National Army's Camp Shorabak.
Arrival of C130 aircraft at Camp Bastion. Matériel is unloaded, then a group of soldiers and Bob Ainsworth descend from the aircraft. He is greeted by senior officers. Signs: "First Battalion Grenadier Guards" and "OMLT Battle Group Camp Shorabak". Scenes in the accommodation area at Camp Bastion: shaky camerawork as cameraman runs into position). Bob Ainsworth talks with troops from the Grenadier Guards, listening to their experiences and grievances. Photograph by Grenadier Guards sign. Trip to Camp Shorabak: meeting with Afghan National Army senior officers. New building under construction at the camp. Interview with Bob Ainsworth, after which he visits a tented field hospital. (Explanation of emergency provisions for limb injuries.) "Resus Department" (resuscitation) and dental surgery are shown.