Operation Telic Gallery: The British Army in Basra

A US Army Soldier assists a seven-year-old Iraqi girl out of a helicopter at the Basra International Airport Sept. 5, 2004. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher J. Crawford)

A US Army Soldier assists a seven-year-old Iraqi girl out of a helicopter at the Basra International Airport Sept. 5, 2004. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher J. Crawford)

A sniper from Scotland's Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) focuses on an area of concern in Basra, Iraq, 8th September 2004. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher J. Crawford)

A sniper from Scotland’s Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) focuses on an area of concern in Basra, Iraq, 8th September 2004. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher J. Crawford)

A British Royal Scots Dragon Guards, Challenger II, main battle tank prepares to fire its main gun on a target during a training exercise 17th November 2008, in Basra, Iraq.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Gustavo Olgiati/Released)

A British Royal Scots Dragon Guards, Challenger II, main battle tank prepares to fire its main gun on a target during a training exercise 17th November 2008, in Basra, Iraq. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Gustavo Olgiati/Released)

A British Royal Scots Dragon Guards, Challenger II, main battle tank climbs an obstacle during a training exercise 17th November 2008, in Basra, Iraq.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Gustavo Olgiati/Released)

A British Royal Scots Dragon Guards, Challenger II, main battle tank climbs an obstacle during a training exercise 17th November 2008, in Basra, Iraq. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Gustavo Olgiati/Released)

A British army Lynx helicopter prepares to land in Basra, Iraq, 17th 17th November 2008. (DoD photo by Sgt. Gustavo Olgiati, U.S. Army/Released)

A British army Lynx helicopter prepares to land in Basra, Iraq, 17th 17th November 2008. (DoD photo by Sgt. Gustavo Olgiati, U.S. Army/Released)

A British Royal Air Force HK-34, Merlin cargo helicopter, lifts off from Forward Operations Base Oxford, in Basra province, Iraq, 19th December  2008. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Gustavo Olgiati/Released)

A British Royal Air Force HK-34, Merlin cargo helicopter, lifts off from Forward Operations Base Oxford, in Basra province, Iraq, 19th December 2008. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Gustavo Olgiati/Released)

Elements of the British Army moves North past the gas, oil serperation plants in Southern Iraq, 22nd March 2003. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sergeant Kevin R. Reed)

Elements of the British Army moves North past the gas, oil serperation plants in Southern Iraq, 22nd March 2003. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sergeant Kevin R. Reed)

A Royal Air Force GR4 Tornado releases flares during a combat mission over Iraq, 22nd Apri  2004.  DoD photo by Staff Sgt. Aaron Allmon II, U.S. Air Force.

A Royal Air Force GR4 Tornado releases flares during a combat mission over Iraq, 22nd Apri 2004. DoD photo by Staff Sgt. Aaron Allmon II, U.S. Air Force.

Coalition Forces preparing for an evening raid. (Official U.S.Marine Corps photo by Master Sgt. Edward D. Kniery)

Coalition Forces preparing for an evening raid. (Official U.S.Marine Corps photo by Master Sgt. Edward D. Kniery)

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown talks to the governor of Basra, Iraq, during a visit to the U.K. consulate in Basra Dec. 17, 2008. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Gustavo Olgiati)

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown talks to the governor of Basra, Iraq, during a visit to the U.K. consulate in Basra Dec. 17, 2008. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Gustavo Olgiati)

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