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TA soldier helps make front line base more homely

August 25, 2011

A Territorial Army (TA) soldier whose day job is a builder and part-time farm worker has put his skills to use improving living conditions for his fellow soldiers on the front line of Helmand province.

Territorial Army Rifleman Richie Wall on a military quad bike during his deployment to Helmand province, southern Afghanistan, with 1st Battalion The Rifles. Picture: Crown Copyright/MOD 2011

Territorial Army Rifleman Richie Wall on a military quad bike during his deployment to Helmand province, southern Afghanistan, with 1st Battalion The Rifles. Picture: Crown Copyright/MOD 2011

Rifleman Richie Wall is a Territorial Army reservist with 6th Battalion The Rifles. Last November, the 24-year-old was mobilised to join the regiment’s 1st Battalion on its six-month tour of Helmand.

That meant Rifleman Wall leaving his job with Goodlife Builders in Exeter to begin intensive training in preparation for the deployment in April this year as part of 3 Commando Brigade Royal Marines.

Since arriving in Afghanistan, Rifleman Wall has been part of Charlie Company, operating in the Nahr-e Saraj (South) district of Helmand. His platoon carry out regular patrols in the area around their base known as the Green Zone, a narrow strip of fertile farmland that borders the Helmand River.

Continues at: mod.uk – TA soldier helps make front line base more homely

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Claudio Alpaca permalink
    August 25, 2011 22:47

    I plause Richie Wall for his humanity and abnegation on improving living conditions of soldiers on front.
    You are a rare man, Richie, a man who give his humanity on service of others.
    Thanks Claudio Alpaca

  2. hectoranibal permalink
    August 25, 2011 23:01

    que bueno que un hombre joven deje la comodidad de la vida civil para comprometerse junto a las tropas sobre el terreno,felicitaciones richie

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