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Borderers add to Afghan presence

A further 130 soldiers from the Royal Scots Borderers are setting off for a tour of duty in Afghanistan.

C Company will leave the Dreghorn Barracks in Edinburgh after completing final preparations.

There are already about 120 men and women from 1 Scots in Helmand Province but their tour is coming to an end.

The rest of the battalion, which recruits across southern Scotland, will head out over the coming weeks, until more than 400 will have been deployed.

During their six month tour, they will be working at various locations across Afghanistan mentoring the Afghan Police and the Afghan National Army.



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