A COMBAT army medic from Huddersfield is back in Iraq on her third tour of duty.
Former Fartown High pupil Cheryl Fray, 25, is now working from one of Saddam Hussein's former presidential palaces in Basra.
It is Iraq's second city and is where the majority of British forces are based.
Cheryl is a member of the Royal Army Medical Corps supporting infantry soldiers from the 1st Battalion the Royal Green Jackets who are patrolling southern Basra.
Cheryl joined the army in November 2001 and provides treatment to soldiers either out on the streets of Basra or back at base before passing them on to the field hospital for more comprehensive treatment.
She said: "We have a really important role out here.
"We have to get to them as fast as we can as that can mean the difference between life and death."
Cheryl and the other medics from the team are often on the streets. They either travel with the troops in their armoured personnel carriers or deploy in their own Saxon armoured ambulance.
As part of her role, Cheryl is a trained Saxon driver and ambulance commander.
Sometimes they take casualties back to base and call in the immediate response team of medics along with a doctor who fly in by helicopter to take the injured to the British Field Hospital.
Cheryl grew up in Huddersfield and is the daughter of Kym and Kenroy Small.