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Soldiers survive IED strike thanks to Scimitar

November 8, 2011

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.

Soldiers in a Scimitar Mk2 armoured reconnaissance vehicle

Lieutenant Peter Gordon-Finlayson, Trooper Robert Griffiths and Lance Corporal James Hatton in a Scimitar Mk2 armoured reconnaissance vehicle. Picture: Captain Simon Mildinhall, Crown Copyright/MOD 2011

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.”

Continues at: mod.uk – Soldiers survive IED strike thanks to Scimitar

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  1. Claudio Alpaca permalink
    November 8, 2011 21:41

    Hi buddies, a big thank to scimitar Mk2, whose utility has been proven on the camp, in vivo, and a thank to those who have partecipated to its projectation and construction, to those who have adopted this wehicle.
    I am happy for You and with You as Your lives have been saved and now we have the possibility to avoid IED consequences.
    Sincerily claudio Alpaca

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