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Title:SURGE OPERATION BY 1ST BATTALION THE RIFLES IN THE NAWA-I-BARAKZAYI DISTRICT, HELMAND PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN, 6 MARCH 2009 (TAPE 4) [Allocated Title]
Film Number:BFM 327
Other titles:COLLECTION OF ROYAL MARINES TAPES [Allocated Title]
Summary: Members of 1st Battalion the Rifles, accompanied by the Afghan National Army (ANA), on patrol in the Nawa-i-Barakzayi district.
Description: Patrol shots in rural area: soldiers have a brief exchange of fire with distant insurgents. Soldiers continue on foot across field (high above a helicopter is flying). Various walled compounds are passed. Captain Chaganis, patrol commander of "Amber 42" consults map and carries out a radio check, before isntructing his troops to make their way back to the PB (patrol base): he gives a report to camera about the mission to tackle known groups of enemy forces in the Nawa area. The troops make their way back; Apache helicopters provide air cover. Return to Patrol Base Jaker: piece to camera by Officer Commanding C Company about the surge operation. Soldiers relax as the sun sets.
ROYAL MARINES VIDEO PRODUCTION UNIT SHOTSHEET
The following has been copied, without amendment, from RMVPU electronic shotsheets:
TIME CODE SHOT DESCRIPTION
00:30 Various patrol shots
13:00 OC Amber 42 PTC
16:15 Various patrol shots – troops return to PB – sunset in background
20:40 AH overhead
20:57 Various patrol shots – troops return to PB – sunset in background
26:10 Troops return to PB Jacker
27:35 OC C Coy PTC
29:05 Troops relax after patrol
29:45 TAPE ENDS