Although the poppy fields are beautiful to look at, 2 Para Patrols Platoon are on guard at all times.
It's very hard for troops to know who the Taleban are because they can blend into the local population so easily.
Some of the children working in the fields must have been as young as eight or nine.
Boys on bikes can often be 'dickers', who tell the Taleban where troops are patrolling.
This is a compound where they think the Taleban may have launched a recent rocket attack from.
Wearing full body armour, a rifle, spare ammo and this radio pack can double a soldier's bodyweight.
The platoon always splits into sections who cover each other as they go into new territory.
Platoons patrol return to base after three and a half hours in the blistering heat.