Keith Sandford's military service includes ten yers with 21 Para Bty RA from 2000 until 2010.
Afghanistan (Operation Herrick IV)
‘Hot spot’ battle areas were around the towns of Now Zad, Musa Qala, Sangin and Gereshk. Fighting might last six to eight hours with paratroopers operating with 70lbs of ‘fighting order’ in temperatures of up to 50 degrees centigrade.
Iraq (Operation Telic)
This was the first time the brigade had deployed complete on an operation since its inception in September 1999.