TERRITORIAL Army soldiers from Huddersfield were shot at during a four-month tour of duty in Iraq.
Fourteen members of the East West Riding Regiment based at The Drill Hall near Huddersfield town centre flew out to Iraq to help the Duke Of Wellington's Regiment which recruits heavily in West Yorkshire.
They were based near the southern city of Basra and all have now returned safely.
Many will be at Remembrance Day services this Sunday.
Lance Cpl Simon Kenyon, 22, of Elland, said: "We have had shots fired at us several times, but I've not had to return fire.
"Only once did anyone with us fire warning shots, but we try not to do that."
During their first night at one camp, a rocket-propelled grenade was fired at their base, but missed and hit another building nearby.
Lance Cpl Kenyon said many Iraqis supported the coalition forces and the work they were doing supplying aid to their country.
"The majority of Iraqis are friendly and understand we are there to help them," he said. "But there is a minority who can get things riled up and organise the people into rioting against us."
He said he and colleagues had been sent to quell rioting several times.
The troops have moved from camp to camp - including a telephone exchange which had no air-conditioning as temperatures soared to an unbearable 65C in August.
"The heat was absolutely awful," said Lance Cpl Kenyon.
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