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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse04 Jul 2019 8:25 p.m. PST


"Al Majar Al Kabir: By the time I arrived in Kuwait at the end of May 2003, the war in Iraq was declared over and combat operations had ceased. As with previous conflicts, the Coalition Forces had entered the peace keeping and rebuilding phase of operations.

I was a Corporal in the Royal Army Medical Corps, my parent unit at the time was 9 Regiment Army Air Corps, but, having been annoyed at not deploying for the initial invasion, a twist of fate now had me in Kuwait as Company Medic for C Company, 1st Battalion The Kings Regiment.

We had deployed at fairly short notice, to replace troops from the initial invasion, desert combat equipment was sparse, and as a Company, we had already suffered a fatality before we had even left the UK. Cpl "Taff "Rees had unfortunately died following an accident whilst loading Armoured Vehicles for deployment at a port in Teeside…."
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