Merry Christmas, but remember those downrange today
Men of ‘B’ Company, 1st Battalion, Royal Highland Fusiliers on Christmas Day, 25 December 1994. Major David Crumlish has a whiskey with the men at a checkpoint in the Vitez area, Bosnia.
In October 1992, 2,400 British troops deployed to Bosnia and Croatia under Operation Grapple and became operational in November. They were tasked with providing armed escort to United Nations humanitarian aid convoys as part of the UN Protection Force, UNPROFOR, in Bosnia. Shortly afterward they stumbled on the scene of the Ahmići massacre. UNPROFOR was replaced by the much more muscular NATO-backed IFOR/SFOR in 1995.