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Michale Moore visited troops taking part in Operation "Scottish Buzzard" near Stranraer
Secretary of State Michael Moore handles a frame of highly explosive C4 dynamite with ammunitions expert, Warrant Officer Sims at West Freugh near Stranraer.
The Secretary of State was on a fact finding mission to see the Territorial Army in action on Thursday 15 August. He joined 51 (Scottish) Brigade - “The Fighting 51st” - as it took part in “Scottish Buzzard”. The exercise was part of the preparation to get TA soldiers ready to deploy on future operations in Afghanistan. It involved the deployment of approximately 600 troops.