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SOLDIERS based in Midlothian are preparing to take “a pivotal role” in boosting security in Afghanistan.

Around 350 soldiers from Glencorse Barracks are heading to Helmand Province for a six-month operational tour.

2SCOTS Glencorse Barracks, Penicuik who are deploying to Afghanistan. ''Rifleman Jordan Cormack says his good-byes to his mum.

2SCOTS Glencorse Barracks, Penicuik who are deploying to Afghanistan. ''Rifleman Jordan Cormack says his good-byes to his mum.

The Royal Highland Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland (2SCOTS) are part of Task Force Helmand, commanded by the British Army’s 1 Mechanised Brigade.

The soldiers will take on a variety of roles, including advising and training the Afghan national security forces.

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