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thedrifter
03-24-03, 10:40 AM
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British soldiers into a firing position with their 105mm guns as they push north through southern Iraq (news - web sites), March 24, 2003. The commander of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq said on Monday his forces had made rapid -- and in some cases dramatic -- progress inside Iraq. Giving an upbeat report of the five-day-old invasion after 24 hours that were riddled with setbacks, U.S. General Tommy Franks said his forces had intentionally bypassed enemy formations in their drive toward Baghdad. Photo by Stephen Hird/Reuters

thedrifter
03-24-03, 10:41 AM
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British soldier patrols the road on the outskirts of the southern Iraqi city of Basra, March 23, 2003. The commander of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq (news - web sites) said on March 24 that his forces had made rapid -- and in some cases dramatic -- progress inside Iraq. Giving an upbeat report of the five-day-old invasion after 24 hours that were riddled with setbacks, U.S. General Tommy Franks said his forces had intentionally bypassed enemy formations in their drive toward Baghdad. (Jerry Lampen/Reuters)

thedrifter
03-24-03, 10:42 AM
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40 Commando British Royal Marines advance on the Al Faw peninsula, southern Iraq (news - web sites), in this recent undated photo made available, Monday March 24, 2003. (AP Photo/Jim Gibson/Royal Navy/POOL)

thedrifter
03-24-03, 10:43 AM
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A soldier of the British Royal Military Police checks vehicles at a roadblock on the road leading to the southern Iraq (news - web sites) city of Basra, March 24, 2003. U.S. Apache attack helicopters ran into a major battle south of Baghdad on Monday in the closest fighting to the Iraqi capital in five days of war, a CNN reporter with the helicopter unit said. Iraqi television earlier showed gun-waving Iraqis dancing around a downed Apache. REUTERS/Jerry Lampen

thedrifter
03-24-03, 10:43 AM
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Royal Marines from 40 Commando travel north through southern Iraq (news - web sites), March 24, 2003. British forces scoured the Iraqi desert for two missing soldiers on Monday but said the U.S.-led war could weather setbacks hitting both the air and ground campaign. REUTERS/Stephen Hird

thedrifter
03-24-03, 10:45 AM
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An Iraqi boy waves to a soldier of the British Royal Military Police, during checks on a bus on the road leading to the southern Iraq (news - web sites) city of Basra, March 24, 2003. U.S. Apache attack helicopters ran into a major battle south of Baghdad on Monday in the closest fighting to the Iraqi capital in five days of war, a CNN reporter with the helicopter unit said. Iraqi television earlier showed gun-waving Iraqis dancing around a downed Apache. REUTERS/Jerry Lampen

thedrifter
03-24-03, 10:47 AM
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Soldiers of the British Royal Military Police cover their ears as engineers blow up an amunition cache next to the road leading to the southern Iraq (news - web sites) city of Basra, March 24, 2003. U.S. Apache attack helicopters ran into a major battle south of Baghdad on Monday in the closest fighting to the Iraqi capital in five days of war, a CNN reporter with the helicopter unit said. Earlier today, Iraqi television showed gun-waving Iraqis dancing around a downed Apache. REUTERS/Jerry Lampen

thedrifter
03-24-03, 10:50 AM
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A British Royal Marine from 3 Commando Brigade keeps low in the town of Umm Qasr in southern Iraq (news - web sites), March 22, 2003. Britain's Prime Minister Tony Blair (news - web sites) told British forces in a broadcast on Sunday that despite suffering casualties from 'friendly fire,' the military campaign in Iraq was proceeding according to plan. Photo by Pool/Reuters

thedrifter
03-24-03, 10:54 AM
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British Maj. Gen. Peter Wall, right, addresses the media, as American Brig. Gen. Vincent Brooks, left, looks during a press briefing held at Camp As Sayliah, Central Command Center in Doha, Qatar, Sunday, March. 23, 2003. Maj. Gen Wall gave an update on the progress in the Iraq (news - web sites) war. (AP Photo/Richard Lewis)

Sticky blue
03-24-03, 07:08 PM
Outstanding photos!

mrbsox
03-24-03, 07:16 PM
Outstanding Service, from you 'Limeys' :p

Glad to have you on our side :marine:

3BadgeMarine
03-25-03, 05:46 AM
:) It's nice to see my old unit (40 Commando RM) still use L.P.C.s (Leather personel Carrier's) Outstanding Phots,many thanks.Aye JR

thedrifter
03-27-03, 11:14 AM
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Tanks and soldiers of Britain's 7th Armoured brigade gather in the Kuwaiti desert to hear an address from Lieutenant General Jeff Conway, Commanding General of the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, Friday March 14, 2003. They formed up in the desert with some of the vehicles which will be used, including Challenger 2 tanks, Warrior armoured fighting vehicles, AS90 self-propelled guns and engineering equipment. (AP Photo/Dan Chung, The Guardian, pool)

thedrifter
03-27-03, 11:15 AM
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Members of the Royal Irish Rangers move toward Iraq in the Kuwaiti desert in preparation for possiblw war against Iraq Wednesday March 19, 2003, as they head towards Iraq. ( AP Photo/Adam Sorenson/British Ministry of Defense,Pool)

thedrifter
03-27-03, 11:17 AM
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Residents of Umm Qsar southern Iraq, cheer as British Royal Marines drive through the liberated parts of the town Saturday March 22, 2003. In other parts of the city, troops have been facing street-to-street fighting against soldiers wearing civilian clothes and using guerrilla tactics. (AP Photo/Simon Walker, Pool)

thedrifter
03-27-03, 05:10 PM
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British Royal Marine Eric Walderman from the 40 Commando dons Wednesday, March 26, 2003, the kevlar helmet which saved his life after it was hit by four bullets during a firefight in the southern Iraq port of Umm Qasr. (AP Photo/LA (Photo) Angie Pearce, pool)

thedrifter
03-27-03, 05:13 PM
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British Prime Minister Tony Blair (news - web sites) (L) listens as President George W. Bush (news - web sites) speaks to the media about the war in Iraq (news - web sites), during a news conference after their meetings at the presidential retreat Camp David in Maryland, March 27, 2003. Faced with new fears the Iraq war could go on for months, Bush said the conflict will last 'however long it takes to win' with the removal of Saddam Hussein (news - web sites) as leader. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)

Rob Parry
03-28-03, 03:44 AM
Ohhhhhhhhhhh, you've gone and spoilt it! Blair isn't as universally loved here as in the US of A. Down Boy, I said DOWN BOY!!

thedrifter
03-28-03, 05:30 PM
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British Royal Marine, seen in this image from video, guards Iraqi POWs as they are taken into custody Friday, March 28, 2003, in Umm Qasr, Iraq (news - web sites). (AP Photo/POOL via APTN)

thedrifter
03-29-03, 09:23 AM
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In this image from television, a British flag-draped coffin is carried from a military cargo plane at Brize Norton Royal Air Force Base Saturday, March 29, 2003, in Oxfordshire, England. Ten bodies were the first of Britain's combat victims to return home from service in Operation Iraqi Freedom. (AP Photo/Pool via APTN)

thedrifter
03-29-03, 09:26 AM
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A British Royal Marine from 40 Commando looks on as men passing by give thumbs-up, during operations on the Al Faw peninsula, southern Iraq, in this photo made available Saturday March 29, 2003. (AP Photo/ LA(Phot) Gaz Armes/Crown Copyright/POOL)

thedrifter
03-29-03, 03:42 PM
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British Major Phil Bourne (R), armourer to 42 Commando Royal Marines, inspects a weapons haul recently recoverd from a patrol in Umm Qasr in southern Iraq (news - web sites), March 29, 2003. One British soldier was killed and four others injured in what might prove to be another example of 'friendly fire' in Iraq, the British defence ministry said on Saturday. EDITORIAL USE ONLY REUTERS/HO/Tam MacDonald

thedrifter
03-29-03, 03:43 PM
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Cpl. Steve Curran, an ordnanceman with Britain's 42 Commando unit, inspects a weapons recently recoverd by a patrol in Umm Qasr in southern Iraq (news - web sites), Saturday March 29, 2003. The weapons included Russian designed AK-47s, rocket propelled grenades and others. (AP Photo/Tam McDonald,British Army)

thedrifter
03-29-03, 03:57 PM
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British Marine Adam Grey from 45 Commando stands guard at the 3 Commando brigade headquarters in the southern Iraqi port of Umm Qasr on March 29, 2003. Baghdad came under coalition attack again, a day after dozens of people were reportedly killed by a blast at a busy marketplace in the capital. (Dave Coombs/Pool/Reuters)

thedrifter
03-30-03, 10:10 AM
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Acting on tip-offs from informers, British Royal Marines from 42 Commando unit raided houses in the Um Kayal, Iraq (news - web sites), Saturday, March 29, 2003, as shown in this image from video. According to the British military, among those taken prisoner was a man the Marines say is an Iraqi army general. (AP Photo/Pool via APTN)

thedrifter
03-30-03, 10:32 AM
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thedrifter
03-30-03, 05:46 PM
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Royal British Marines of the 40 Commando carry an injured Iraqi to a humvee to wait for a military ambulance, in Abu Al Khasib, a suburb of Basra, in southern Iraq (news - web sites) Sunday March 30 2003. (AP Photo/Terry Richards, Pool)

thedrifter
03-30-03, 05:48 PM
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Iraqi militia surrender as 40 Commando Royal Marines move into Abu Al Khasib, a suburb of Basra in southern Iraq (news - web sites) Sunday, March 30, 2003. (AP Photo/Terry Richards, Pool)

thedrifter
03-30-03, 05:50 PM
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Against the backdrop of a smoldering T 55 tank Iraqi militia surrender as 40 Commando Royal Marines move into Abu al Khasib, a suburb of Basra, March 30, 2003. President Saddam Hussein (news - web sites)'s grip on Iraq (news - web sites)'s second largest city, Basra, remains as tight as ever over a week into a virtual siege there by U.S. and British troops, residents said on Sunday. REUTERS/Terry Richards/POOL

thedrifter
03-30-03, 05:53 PM
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Injured Iraqis are collected on the hood of a humvee to be taken to a waiting military ambulance March 30, 2003 as 40 Commando Royal Marines move into the Abu al Khasib suburb of Basra. Basra, home to around 1.5 million people, has been bombed by fighter planes and come under shell fire since U.S. and British troops invaded Iraq (news - web sites) 11 days ago to topple Saddam. Faces obscured on instruction of MOD. REUTERS/Terry Richards/MOD POOL .

thedrifter
03-30-03, 06:51 PM
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A British helicopter, along with U.S. and Kuwaiti ships, provide protection for the British ship Sir Galahad, which delivered the first major cargo of humanitarian aid for southern Iraq on Friday on the Khor Abdallah waterway. The ship brought tons of sugar, water, tea and other staples to region.

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thedrifter
04-01-03, 09:14 AM
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42 Commando British Royal Marine Tony Bruce, left, is seen drawing a portrait of comrade Richard Nottage to send back to his wife in Camp Albany, in Umm Qasr, southern Iraq (news - web sites) in this March 31, photo made available Tuesday April 1, 2003. Name of other Marine is not available. The British forces use a mailing system named after the 'Blueys', or foldable envelopes which are sent to friends and relatives during operations. (AP Photo/Jon Mills/POOL)

thedrifter
04-01-03, 09:17 AM
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British 40 Commando Royal Marines patrol in Abu Al Khasib, Iraq (news - web sites), past a large portrait of Saddam Hussein (news - web sites), Monday March 31 2003. Under cover from smoke shells fired by British gunners, Royal Marines mopped up the last resistance Sunday from Saddam Hussein loyalists in Abu Al Khasib, the strategic suburb of Iraq's second city, Basra. (AP Photo/Terry Richards, Pool

thedrifter
04-01-03, 09:19 AM
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A destroyed Iraqi T55 tank lies in Abu al Khasib, a southern suburb of Basra, March 31, 2003, where 40 Commando Royal Marines fought a pitched battle with Iraqi forces. The Marines were reportedly in control of the town on Monday, describing the situation as secure but not safe. REUTERS/POOL/Simon Walker

thedrifter
04-01-03, 09:20 AM
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Col. Gordon Messenger, commander of Britain's 40 Commando Royal Marines in Abu al Khasib, a southern suburb of Basra, Monday March 31, 2003, where the unit fought a pitched battle with Iraqi forces. The commandos destroyed Iraqi tanks and seized equipment.(AP Photo/Simon Walker, Pool)

thedrifter
04-01-03, 09:22 AM
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In this image from video through a nightscope, a British Royal Marine 40 Commando fires his weapon, Sunday, March 30, 2003 or early Monday, March 31, 2003, during a 15 hour overnight firefight with Iraqi forces near the southern Basra suburb of Abu al Khasib. The British named the mission 'Operation James' after the fictional spy character James Bond. (AP Photo/POOL via APTN)

thedrifter
04-01-03, 04:44 PM
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A Royal Marine from 3 Commando Brigade sits in the back of a landrover, (left) passing recently destroyed T55 tanks Tuesday, April 1, 2003 in the suburbs of the recently secured town of Abu al Khasib, southwest of Basra in southern Iraq (news - web sites). (AP Photo/Tam McDonald, HO)

thedrifter
04-01-03, 04:45 PM
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British Royal Marines from 42 Commando secure the area around Umm Qasr in southern Iraq (news - web sites), March 29, 2003. The marines were supported by helicopters from 845 and 847 Naval Air Squadrons, which are embarked on HMS Ocean. (Picture taken March 29) REUTERS/POOL/Angie Pearce

thedrifter
04-01-03, 04:48 PM
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Royal Marines continue to secure the area around Umm Qasr, Tuesday April 1, 2003. The marines are supported by helicopters from Naval Air Squadrons, which are embarked on HMS Ocean in the Arabian Gulf. ( AP Photo/Angie Pearce, Pool)

thedrifter
04-02-03, 10:13 AM
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A picture released April 1, 2003, shows marines from 3 Commando Brigade passing a burning Iraqi T55 tank after securing the southern town of Abu Al Khasib, south of Basra. The U.S. Congress has rushed to send President George W. Bush (news - web sites) money to finance the war in Iraq (news - web sites), as key House of Representatives and Senate committees passed spending bills of nearly $80 billion for the military, to reward allies and to help airlines. Photo by Pool/Reuters

thedrifter
04-02-03, 10:14 AM
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A picture released April 1, 2003 shows Brigadier Jim Dutton, Commanding Officer of 3 Commando Brigade (R), discussing plans of attack with Lt Col. Gordon Messenger, Commanding Officer of 40 Commando, after securing the southern town of Abu Al Khasib, south of Basra. REUTERS/POOL/Tam McDonald

thedrifter
04-02-03, 06:41 PM
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British Royal engineers cleared an area next to a ramp at a captured Iraqi airfield Tuesday.

thedrifter
04-02-03, 09:09 PM
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British Royal Marines from 42 Commando conduct a night time raid on key local figures within Iraqi President Saddam Hussein (news - web sites)'s militia fighters in Umm Qasr, April 2, 2003. A total of six men were arrested over the course of the night and taken to the prisoner of war camp in southern Iraq (news - web sites). REUTERS/POOL/ Jon Mills- Western Daily Press

thedrifter
04-02-03, 09:11 PM
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Royal Marines from the 42 Commandos unit conduct a night raid on key local figures within Saddam Hussein (news - web sites)'s Fedayeen in Umm Qasr, Wednesday, April 2, 2003. A total of six men were arrested and taken to a prisoner of war camp in Southern Iraq (news - web sites). (AP Photo/Jon Mills/Pool)

thedrifter
04-02-03, 09:17 PM
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Lance Cpl. Graeme Church, 27, from Middlesborough, sits on the head of a 17-foot tall statue of Saddam Hussein (news - web sites) that was toppled and beheaded by Royal Electrical Mechanical Engineers 25 Armored Engineer squadron, 2RTR battle group, in Az Zubaya, Iraq (news - web sites) Tuesday April 1, 2003. (AP Photo/Brian Roberts, Pool

Sparrowhawk
04-03-03, 10:20 PM
British soldiers walk past a dead Iraqi soldier outside the walls of Basra Technical College on Thursday. Coalition forces are still battling for the control of Basra, a strategic southern Iraqi port city.



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Sparrowhawk
04-03-03, 10:22 PM
British Marine Cuts off Saddam Hussein's head!
Off with his head
Lance Cpl. Graeme Church, 27, sits on the head of a 17-foot-tall statue of Saddam Hussein that was toppled and beheaded by Britain's Royal Electrical Mechanical Engineers of the 25 Armored Engineer squadron, in Zubaya, southern Iraq, on Tuesday.



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thedrifter
04-04-03, 03:16 PM
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In an effort to keep cool, Britain's 42 Commando Royal Marines, James Cunningham, left, of Cardiff and Andy Lavelle, right, of Aberdeen douse themselves with water as temperatues at Camp Albany in Umm Qasr, southern Iraq (news - web sites), reached 100 degrees Fahrenheit Friday, April 4, 2003. (AP Photo/Jon Mills, Pool)

thedrifter
04-06-03, 12:54 PM
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British AS 90 155mm self propelled guns of C Battery, 3 Regiment of the Royal Horse Artillery, fire on Iraqi targets from a position near the city of Basra in southern Iraq, on Saturday

thedrifter
04-06-03, 01:05 PM
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A suspected suicide bomber is stripped and searched after handing himself in to Royal Marines in the suburbs of Basra, southern Iraq (news - web sites), Sunday April 6, 2003. Claiming to have taken part in recent attacks, he was carrying five hand grenades with him. (AP Photo/Tom Whitehead/MOD Pool)