1. British marine sitting at open rear of helicopter
2. British marine in helicopter
3. Helicopter flying away
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Lieutenant Colonel Tim Chicken, Commanding Officer, 45 Commando Royal Marines:
"Whiskey Company have made a number of finds yesterday a number of caches of ammunition, one or two pieces of interesting impedimenta, including documents and the like which are being followed up now. We've closed a number of facilities using explosives, we've cleared a number of facilities using aggressive close combat to do so. We've had no casualties apart from one lad with a sprained ankle and we're all in good heart."
5. Various of smashed helicopter
6. Close up of broken helicopter rotor blade
7. Mid shot of British marines sitting by rocky outcrop
8. Close up of British marines sitting by rocky outcrop
9. Pan between bunkers with British marines
10. SOUNDBITE (English) Lieutenant Colonel Tim Chicken, Commanding Officer, 45 Commando Royal Marines:
"The countryside, as you can see, is particularly arduous and the enemy that we face is wily and resourceful and he's proved to be an adept and skillful mountain fighter. Those are the real challenges of this operation. Having said that I think the last 48 hours have shown that our guys are up to the challenge."
11. Wide shot of marines in bunker overlooking mountains
12. Various of marines talking into radios
13. Tilt up from map and compass to face of marine
14. Mid shot of marine reading map
15. Pan from valley landscape to marine with rocket launcher
16. Wide of mountains
17. Mountain being hit by mortar fire
18. Marine watching mountain
19. View behind marine with rocket launcher
21. SOUNDBITE (English) Sergeant-Major Tony Jacka, Zulu Company, 45 Commandos:
"The areas that we work in, generally as Royal Marines are very hard and difficult so we take the different terrains with respect and train hard to fight in those areas at present. We've had no major dramas with operating at this altitude, it is the fitness, the hard training that we've done to get here and the mental application of the lads on the ground and it has provided no problems on the ground at the moment, it is not an issue."
22. Wide shot of marines walking along mountain ridge
Bagram Air Base, north of Kabul
23. SOUNDBITE (English) Lieutenant Colonel Paul Harradine, spokesman for Royal Marines:
"They haven't as yet had any contact with the enemy although they have registered their weapons, their indirect fire weapons, mortar and artillery, onto light enemy positions, i.e. caves, caches that they've found so they can destroy them."
24. Wide shot of Harradine talking to reporters
25. Various of British army helicopters flying over rugged landscape
British marines were shown operating in the mountains of eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday as they joined the search for remaining pockets of al-Qaida and Taliban fighters.
Two days into the operation, marines at the 10-thousand-foot (three-thousand kilometre) high site said they hadn't had any contact with their enemy, but they had located hidden caches of ammunition and destroyed some caves using explosives.
Operation Ptarmigan, which also involves much smaller numbers of American and Afghan troops, is the Royal Marines' first combat mission in Afghanistan, and their first major mission since the 1982 Falklands War.
The Marines, who are trained in mountain warfare, have orders to destroy any al-Qaida or Taliban in the region and ensure coalition control of the area, according to military officials.
The wreckage of an MH47 Chinook helicopter forced down during Operation Anaconda in early March is a reminder of the dangers of fighting in Afghanistan's rugged mountains.