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Training commandos in US desert

How do you prepare British troops for the intensity of war, in the searing heat of Afghanistan?

California might not seem an obvious choice, but conditions in the Mojave desert are almost identical to those in Afghanistan.

Royal Marine Commandos have spent three weeks training there as they prepare for another deployment this month.

Half of them are new recruits - Clinton Rogers joined them.

  • 16 Oct 2011
  • From the section UK