A Paratrooper with B Company, 2 PARA (the 2nd Battalion, the Parachute Regiment
), armed with a SA80a2
with UGL attachment, takes cover after throwing a grenade during a combat mission in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, 2008.
2 PARA are part of 16 Air Assault Brigade
, Britain's rapid response formation. The Brigade reguarly deploys on tours to Afghanistan.
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