Soldiers survive IED strike thanks to Scimitar
Soldiers from 1st The Queen’s Dragoon Guards have survived a strike by a large improvised explosive device (IED) in Afghanistan while driving in their upgraded Scimitar Mk2 vehicle.
The three soldiers of the Welsh Cavalry were on a routine patrol in Nahr-e Saraj when their Scimitar Mk2 was engulfed in an explosion. All three soldiers walked away from the incident unharmed.
Vehicle commander Lieutenant Peter Gordon-Finlayson said the explosion stunned the crew for a few moments before their training took over, adding:
“It felt like a car crash, and it took me a few moments to take it all in. But the training soon kicked in for all of us.”
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