Over 1,500 soldiers have fought in “Operation Red Dagger “in a huge attempt to fight their way through ditches and trenches in mucky and drenched conditions in a scene almost like that from the First World War.
Troops fought for 3 weeks in the Afghanistan area of Helmand Province and were drenched from the non stop heavy rains. The brave men mostly used grenades and rifles and not hi-tech weapons. Five were killed and 80 are injured.
“Almost every day we were involved in intense fire fights ranging from small arms shoot and scoots to four-hour battles with the enemy as close as 30 metres,” said Capt Glendenning. Estonian troops and Danish tanks assisted.