British soldiers piping up for deployment A British soldier plays the bagpipes in front of a tank in the West German port of Bremerhaven Saturday as elements of the West Germany-based 7th Armoured Brigade load onto ferries to join multinational forces in the gulf. A monthlong British deployment of up to 9,000 ground forces is now under way, British officials said. The logistical landing ship Sir Tristram sailed Friday night from England, and hundreds of troops left by air from bases in England and Germany. British Foreign Secretary Douglas Hurd was quoted Saturday as saying force to free Kuwait of Iraqi domination would be the only option if diplomacy and U.N. sanctions fail.