Plymouth-based commandos join forces with police

Army officers have been out on patrol with police in Plymouth to pick up tips for when they get to Afghanistan.

Eight officers from 29 Commando Regiment Royal Artillery, based in the city, were out on Wednesday night.

The aim was to learn community policing methods before their six-month deployment starting in April.

It follows an exercise in October 2010 in which Royal Marines used east Devon village Lympstone as part of training for Afghanistan.

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