Rhubarb Issue 1

OSE News

Issue I: August 2010

2000 + 2003 – (A) RMB Stevens and (C) MO C Dobbin

Captain Rupert Stevens (A Lieutenant Michael Dobbin (C ) are both O cers in e Queen’s Company, First Battalion Grenadier Guards. ey deployed to Afghanistan in Sept just as two other Army OSE were returning (Lieutenant Mark Cripps (B – ) and Captain Ed Poynter - ) and -

(G ) both o cers in e Ri es). Rupert and Michael deployed to the Nad e Ali district of Helmand and spent time in both the rural checkpoints and the provincial capital Lashkar Gah. In this photo they are seen sitting in rhubarb on the Masti in which Michael had driven over an IED (Improvised –

1 Explosive Device) the day before – all emerged unscathed. Observant readers will also notice the rat – Jim Douggen - who was last pictured in the Chronicle strapped to the bows of the st VIII in the Henley nal. Rupert also featured in the Queen’s Birthday Parade on which he was Subaltern for the Escort.

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