These are Afghan Local Police on motorcycles on their way to intercept a group of stone throwing kids at an intersection. The ALP were local villagers we had given weapons to and said “Defend yourselves”. But on this day in 2012 they defended us brilliantly - like Starsky and Hutch these men jumped off the bike as the kids scattered, laughing. In June 2010 four British soldiers died  here when their vehicle rolled into the canal, after going to the aid of some ALP under attack by the Taliban.

© Anthony C Heaford 2016