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2nd Royal Tank Regiment settling into life in Helmand

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The soldiers from the 2nd Royal Tank Regiment (2 RTR) have been patrolling Helmand for nearly a month. Although the conditions are hot, dusty and hostile, the Tankies have already served in Afghanistan, Iraq, Kosovo, Bosnia and Northern Ireland, so are used to tough environments.