Highlander helps find huge IED stash
Highlander Mark Purves was amongst the first soldiers to secure an area in Helmand recently where one of the biggest finds of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) this summer was made by British forces.
Highlander Purves deployed to Helmand province in April with The Highlanders, 4th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland (4 SCOTS).
The soldiers regularly carry out joint patrols alongside their Afghan colleagues throughout their area of operations to deter insurgents and meet with local people. Highlander Purves, aged 23, is trained to use specialist equipment which helps to detect IEDs which may have been laid by the enemy on routes used by the soldiers.
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