OP TELIC – Iraq

With the successful invasion of Iraq complete the Grenadier Guards deployed to help secure Baghdad, this was a rapid deployment following the successes in Kosovo only a few months previously and saw the Battalion in Iraq for six months.


Highly challenging, Baghdad was a melting pot of culture and ethnic tensions that the Grenadier Guards needed to understand. Fostering relations and securing the population the Battalion once again demonstrated its capability to get a tough job done.