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Daniel Craig visits British troops in Afghanistan


Story by Jack Foley

DANIEL Craig has paid a surprise visit to British troops in Afghanistan ahead of a screening of his latest 007 movie Skyfall.

Some 800 soldiers, sailors and airmen at Camp Bastion were waiting for the screening to begin when the 007 star arrived, according to the BBC.

Craig met soldiers and saw some of the training they undergo before they deploy to forward operating bases, before being given a tour of the camp and the chance to fire some of the machine guns used by UK forces on the shooting range.

He also met staff and patients at the Camp Bastion hospital before also being given a demonstration of the techniques used to search for bombs, even going so far as to use the detectors himself to search for buried training devices.

Commenting on the visit, Warrant Officer Class 1 Rob Ingham said: “We get quite a lot of visitors here, but having James Bond was special.”

Another combat medical technician quoted by the BBC said the visit had raised morale.

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