A soldier protects a compound as an Afghan child looks on nearby.
Paratroopers were looking for weapons, drugs, and individuals related to the Taliban.
British Army soldiers take a break.
British Army soldiers get ready to patrol.
British Army soldiers conduct strike operation Southern Beast.
A soldier walks through a sandstorm as he prepares to leave for the strike.
Quite the sandstorm.
A soldier in the Royal Army Veterinary Corp and her arms and explosives dog Leanna.
A soldier talks on the radio during strike operation Southern Beast.
Afghan children leave their compound as it has been rented to British Army soldiers.
The soldiers rest.
Arms and explosives dog Leanna at work.
Afghan interpreters with British Army soldiers.
A soldier holds a rifle that was seized during the strike.
British soldiers question Afghan women as they search a compound.
Soldiers clean their rifles.
A soldier checks his rifle at the airfield before leaving for the strike.
Soldier's best friend.
A soldier washes his face during strike operation Southern Beast.
Soldiers wait to leave for strike operation Southern Beast.