British Army, Royal Regiment of Scotland, 2 SCOTS, Warriors in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, of B Coy 2 Scots (Crown Copyright, 2013)

2 SCOTS Heading for Iraq

Op SHADER Deployment for 2nd Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Scotland

Scottish soldiers are ready to deploy to Iraq as the vanguard of the UK and allied fight against Islamic State (ISIS, ISIL, also Daesh).

The 2nd Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Scotland, (2 SCOTS) will deploy to Iraq on Operation SHADER. 2 SCOTS’ non-combat role will strengthen the Iraqi Security Forces as they fight to remove the Islamic State. They will provide the latest training in urban combat, marksmanship and countering improvised explosive devices.

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