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Lee's sights on peace.



A TEENAGE soldier from Nuneaton Nun·ea·ton  

A municipal borough of central England north of Coventry. It is a textile center. Population: 69,800.
 is helping secure the safety and security of the people of Kosovo Kosovo or Kosovo-Metohija (kô`sôvô-mĕtô`khēä), Albanian Kosova, Serbo-Croatian Kosovo i Metohija and Kosmet, province (2002 est. pop. .

Fusilier Lee Soanes (right) of A Company, 2nd Battalion battalion

Tactical military organization composed of a headquarters and two or more companies, batteries, or similar units and usually commanded by a field-grade officer such as a lieutenant colonel.
, Royal Regiment of Fusiliers The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers is an infantry regiment of the British Army, part of the Queen's Division.

The regiment was formed on April 23, 1968, as part of the reforms of the army that saw the creation of the first 'large infantry regiments', by the amalgamation of the
, is based in Pristina as part of the British contribution to the Nato-led Peace Implementation Force.

The battalion is seeking to reduce crime in the city and local villages.

Lee's duties have included street patrols, vehicle checks and searches for weapons.

Lee, aged 18, joined the army last year and is on his first operational tour.

He said: "My grandad was in the army and influenced me to join. He gave me some of his old uniforms, and I wanted to be in the thick of it.

"I thought the situation here would be worse. It's interesting because I've never done anything like this before."

Lee, a former pupil at Higham Lane School Higham Lane School is a secondary school in Weddington, Nuneaton. The current headteacher is Mr P. Kelly who became headmaster in September 2005, replacing Dr R. Tetlow. The school teaches pupils aged eleven to sixteen (Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4) in preparation for their SATs and , Nuneaton, said he enjoyed the opportunity to talk to local people.

He is due to finish his six-month tour in September.

It is hoped that the presence of peace-keeping forces will help cut intimidation between Kosovar Albanians and Serbs.
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