Fitting, that the weather should match the solemn mood of this deployment.
Soldiers from The Royal Regiment of Scotland depart for Afghanistan from their Glencorse Barracks in Penicuik, Scotland on Monday, Sept. 27.
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Friends and family cry after saying goodbye to soldiers leaving on a six-month deployment to Afghanistan on Monday, Sept. 27. Around 450 soldiers from the battalion are being deployed to Helmand Province for a variety of roles, including training and mentoring the Afghan security forces.