Afghan tour for Rosewell Soldier Stephen Simpson

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A ROSEWELL soldier is among the initial deployment from the 1st Battalion Scots Guards which has flown to Afghanistan as part of Operation Herrick 17.

Almost 100 soldiers from the Scottish regiment have now left their base in North Yorkshire and headed for a six-month operational tour.

Lance Sergeant Stephen Simpson (40) is undergoing his first tour in Afghanistan, although he served in Iraq during 2006.

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