Members of the Royal Marines QRF (Quick Reaction Force) prepare for operations at Bagram Air Base.
Marines apply cam cream to faces, and check their kit. A Scottish Marine briefs a small group. WMIK Land Rover crew, all of them stripped to the waist, prepare their "wagon", applying camouflage netting and storing jerricans. Gunner tests the rotation of the weapons mounting. Ammunition is loaded. Marine on quad bike: he initially has trouble starting it, but is soon able to drive off.