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Parachute Regiment Sniper

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A Paratrooper takes aim with a L115A3 sniper rifle during and operation by X Company, 2 PARA (the 2nd Battalion, the Parachute Regiment) in the area around the Kajaki hydroelectric dam in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, 2008.

2-man sniper teams are fielded by the Sniper Platoon in 2 PARA's Command Company which deploys sniper 4-team sections to support 2 PARA companies.

British Army photo by Sgt Anthony Boocock, RLC | © UK MOD / Crown Copyright 2008
Used under Open Government Licence

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