WISBECH: Military policeman returns from gruelling six month tour of Iraq
A WISBECH military policeman has returned from a gruelling six month tour of Iraq in which he endured the rigours of desert living while supporting soldiers mentoring and training the Iraqi army. Lance Corporal Lance Kyle Chisholm, 20, who serves with Ger
A WISBECH military policeman has returned from a gruelling six month tour of Iraq in which he endured the rigours of desert living while supporting soldiers mentoring and training the Iraqi army.
Lance Corporal Lance Kyle Chisholm, 20, who serves with Germany based 111 Provost Company Royal Military Police, spoke about the demanding tour after a parade in which he received his Iraq campaign medal.
While in Basra the former Queen's School pupil was responsible for policing British soldiers and helping to maintain discipline among the troops.
Lance, who has also served in Poland since he joined the army in 2005 said: "I am really proud to receive this medal, the parade was a nice bonus at the end of the tour. The experience of being out there was incredible, it was amazing to see places like Basra and Baghdad, to see these places which you hear about on the news so often. It was a good experience and we all supported each other out there."
Lance, whose father Ian was also a military policeman, was one of 40 Red caps based in Germany to be deployed in Iraq in June as part of 7th Armoured Brigade, better known as the famous Desert Rats.
Lance said: "My duties in Iraq included policing the British army out there and working for the Unit Investigation element. Out there you have all the same policing problems that you have in the UK but most of the guys were very well behaved."
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He is now glad his tour is over and is looking forward to a family Christmas back in the UK.