In what’s described as “the most isolated UK outpost in Helmand”:
Royal Marines won a dawn firefight with Taliban on a Christmas Day sortie yesterday – then marched back to base in Santa hats.
The men of 40 Commando left their Afghan base at 4.30am – midnight in Britain – to probe rebel lines a few hundred yards from their camp.
It was only a matter of time before the insurgents attacked. As shots rang out, one commando joked: “Merry Christmas!”
Comment at Kim’s:
So they came back despite being armed with the SA80? Or is it a measure of manliness that they use a –poodle shooter” round in a Goldberg Device weapon?