HOTSTUFF!; Merseyside's Desert Rats Are Ready for Action. Find out How They Have Prepared for War in a Series of Special Reports Starting Tomorrow in Your ECHO

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HOTSTUFF!; Merseyside's Desert Rats Are Ready for Action. Find out How They Have Prepared for War in a Series of Special Reports Starting Tomorrow in Your ECHO


Byline: EMMA GUNBY

THEY are among the British Army's most illustrious forces, famed for their victories in the world's hottest climates.

And the Desert Rats are training for their latest conflict in Iraq.

As the political heat turns on Saddam Hussein, the 3rd Regiment Royal Horse Artillery, based in Germany, are preparing for war.

For the next few days, the ECHO will be bringing you a series of special reports on their preparations for conflict.

The 500-strong regiment, known as the Liverpool and Manchester Gunners, are based in Hohne, near Hanover.

They are responsible for the Army's newest and most technically advanced weapon: the AS90 self-propelled artillery gun.

The gun is capable of firing 10,000lbs of high explosives at a target 18 miles away. It can destroy an area the size of three football pitches in 10 seconds.

While the United Kingdom is overwhelmed by the anti-war message, Merseyside's soldiers are fed up of waiting for a war to start.

They have been on high alert since November and are expected to move out to the Middle East as part of Operation Telic in mid-March.

Lance Bombadier Kevin Morris, 21, from Halewood, joined the Army when he was only 17, after studying at St Edmund Arrowsmith Catholic high school in Prescot.

When he returns from Iraq, he will take up one of the Army's prime postings with the 29 Commando Regiment.

He said: ``In a way, I'm glad that we are going out. We have been training for this for almost a year.

``I was out in Bosnia, so I have seen service before. It was freezing cold, but I don't think we will be having the same problems in the Gulf. …

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