These are WW2 British infantrymen in North Afrika. The figures are clones recasted from the Airfix set. The Desert Rats is the nickname for the British 7th Armoured Division and also the British 8th Army.
The figures are a bit tall for 1:72 figures and the features are quite soft. Some of the thinner details like rifle tips, pistols, etc. are malformed and the figures have moldlines and a bit of flash that will need shaving. I'm using these as basis for Sikh convertions.