OPERATION TELIC, IRAQ, 2003: SCENES AT AL FAW (COMBAT CAMERA TEAM TAPE) [Allocated Title]
Activities of 40 Commando in the Al Faw area.
40 Commando board a landing craft at the rear of HMS Ocean onto landing craft; they transit to the shore, and disembark onto the sand where they get on board Viking armoured vehicles. LCM marked AB 1060. They walk across the sand, laden with kit, and dig in, setting up bashas for shade. Soldiers sit on the ground, guarding oil pipelines at Al Faw. Helicopters land and troops disembark onto road; Iraqi prisoners are arrested and searched. Later, a large group of prisoners are detained and walked along the road, their hands on their heads. Soldiers stand guard by the road and approach two Iraqis who are surrendering (they have a white flag). Milan team in sand scrape. Evocative shot of helmet lying at the roadside. View of an abandoned Iraqi gun position; dead Iraqi soldier lies on the ground.