Soldier with Afghan people
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Life with the Lancers: Hearts and minds

Between December 2009 and 2010, BBC News followed the progress of four soldiers from the Queen's Royal Lancers from basic training to deployment in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

Filmed by the soldiers themselves and army camera crews, as well as by the BBC, the footage captured everything from the shock of coming under fire to coping with harsh conditions.

In this video, the soldiers talk about the mission in Afghanistan and how they connect with the local people.

  • 16 Dec 2010