SCENES IN LASHKAR GAH, AFGHANISTAN, JULY 2007 (TAPE 4) [Allocated Title]
Scenes at Camp Bastion, as a Combat Logistics Patrol Convoy prepares to set on the way to Forward Operating Base (FOB) Arnhem in support of Operation Chakush.
WMIK Land Rovers line up and their crews make final preparations; radio checks are made, guns are maintained. DROPS lorries, carrying containers and with gun mountings atop their cabs, start up and prepare to set off. Roll call and final briefing - "everyone keep your eyes on the ground... prepare to move out". Convoy sets off: views from cab of DROPs lorry. Convoy pauses on desert road outside Lashkar Gah. On the road again: the convoy moves forward, protected by Mastiffs and WMIK Land Rovers. Convoy passes checkpoint, travels through town and crosses a canal, eventually going off-road (some shaky shots as the lorry travels over rough terrain). Vehicle in front is obscured by plumes of dust. Convoy pulls up at desert location; vehicles are unloaded using the DROPS unloading system. Some lorries, without their containers, continue to drive.