And more heading to Fallujah too...A British battalion of 600 infantry have been told to make ready for deployment to Iraq, the Conservatives claimed today.
The soldiers, understood to be from the 2nd Battalion Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment, were told of the move “some time ago”, according to the Tories.
Shadow defence secretary Nicholas Soames said the battalion was expected to be based in the southern Iraqi city of Basra.
“I know that an infantry regiment has been stood up to go to Iraq.” he said. “They are in the UK now. It is a battalion, about 600.”
SourceMr Soames said he expected the Black Watch would be reviewing their tactics and predicted they may be reinforced in the coming days by the redeployment of Challenger II tanks from Basra.