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Lance Corporal James Brynin killed in Afghanistan

Written by RSS Poster UK Forces Afghanistan on the 16th October 2013 at 15:17 - Posted in Military Blogs

It is with great sadness that the Ministry of Defence must confirm that Lance Corporal James Brynin of the Intelligence Corps was killed in action in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on Tuesday 15 October 2013. Lance Corporal Brynin, an Intelligence Corps soldier attached to 14th Signal Regiment (Electronic Warfare), deployed to Task Force Helmand in August 2013 as an intelligence analyst working for a Light Electronic Warfare Team (LEWT) within the Brigade Reconnaissance Force (BRF) of 7th Armoured...
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Afghanistan tour lengths for deployed UK personnel

Written by RSS Poster UK Forces Afghanistan on the 14th May 2013 at 17:22 - Posted in Military Blogs

The troop rotation arrangements outlining the tour lengths for deployed UK personnel in Afghanistan between now and the end of UK combat operations in 2014 have been announced today. British and Afghan soldiers pause during a patrol [Picture: Crown copyright]The new arrangements are designed to ensure that we maximise force protection for our troops during drawdown, while also delivering to the Afghan National Security Forces the support they need throughout a critical transitional period. Continues...
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British and Afghan troops destroy insurgent explosives cache

Written by RSS Poster UK Forces Afghanistan on the 08th May 2013 at 17:22 - Posted in Military Blogs

British and Afghan soldiers have destroyed a significant insurgent bomb cache in Helmand province. Soldiers from 4th Mechanized Brigade maintain overwatch [Picture: Crown copyright]Soldiers from the Queen’s Royal Lancers and the Household Cavalry Regiment worked shoulder-to-shoulder with colleagues from the Afghan National Army during the operation, which marked a successful start to Operation Herrick 18. The British soldiers are part of 1st Mechanized Brigade which took over from 4th Mechanized...
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Fusiliers hand Helmand checkpoint to Afghan Police

Written by RSS Poster UK Forces Afghanistan on the 07th May 2013 at 13:35 - Posted in Military Blogs

British soldiers of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers have handed Afghan security forces control of a checkpoint in Helmand province. British soldiers load a Wolfhound vehicle with equipment [Picture: Corporal Si Longworth, Crown copyright]Checkpoint (CP) Abpashak East becomes the latest checkpoint in the Nahr-e Saraj district to be handed over to the Afghan Uniform Police (AUP), the primary civil law enforcement agency in Afghanistan, as it continues to grow in strength. The soldiers of 1st Battalion...
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Corporal William Savage, Fusilier Samuel Flint and Private Robert Hetherington killed in Afghanistan

Written by RSS Poster UK Forces Afghanistan on the 02nd May 2013 at 11:18 - Posted in Military Blogs

It is with great sadness that the Ministry of Defence must confirm that Corporal William Savage and Fusilier Samuel Flint, both from 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland, and Private Robert Hetherington, from 7th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland, died of injuries sustained in Afghanistan on Tuesday 30 April 2013. Clockwise from top right: Corporal William Savage, Fusilier Sam Flint and Private Robert Murray Hetherington [Picture: via MOD]The soldiers were part of a patrol travelling...
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Navy reservist creates ‘Afghan Archers’ on Helmand radio

Written by RSS Poster UK Forces Afghanistan on the 30th April 2013 at 11:25 - Posted in Military Blogs

A Royal Navy reservist has created a hit radio programme in Helmand province inspired by BBC Radio 4′s popular soap opera ‘The Archers’. Lieutenant Jo Nicholson of the Royal Naval Reserve [Picture: Sergeant Barry Pope, Crown copyright]Lieutenant Jo Nicholson has put his farming background to good use while deployed in Afghanistan by creating ‘Crops and the Farmer’ – the show is broadcast in Pashto on Radio Tamadoon and provides advice and tips for Afghan farmers. Radio...
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Change in Helmand province

Written by RSS Poster UK Forces Afghanistan on the 18th April 2013 at 10:56 - Posted in Military Blogs

Senior British military officers described the progress being made in southern Afghanistan at a media briefing in London on Tuesday. Afghan soldiers prepare to deploy on Operation Tuffan in Nad ‘Ali [Picture: Corporal Jamie Peters, Crown copyright]Change is blowing through Helmand. It is not just the change that can be seen in the number of schools now open in the province, nor in the economic improvements being enjoyed by its urban population. It is not even just the increasing freedom of...
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The Week in Afghanistan | British Forces News

Written by RSS Poster UK Forces Afghanistan on the 16th April 2013 at 11:53 - Posted in Military Blogs

The Week in Afghanistan | British Forces News The latest round-up of news from British Forces in Afghanistan. The Week in Afghanistan is shown on BFBS1 every Sunday at 0900hours UTC.

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Army captain’s repeated gallantry honoured

Written by RSS Poster UK Forces Afghanistan on the 16th April 2013 at 11:40 - Posted in Military Blogs

Military Cross winner Captain Michael Dobbin, from the Grenadier Guards, talks about his experiences in Helmand during Operation Herrick 16. Captain Michael Dobbin of the Grenadier Guards has been awarded a Military Cross [Picture: Corporal Steve Blake, Crown copyright]Sitting down to answer questions about his newly-awarded Military Cross Captain Michael Dobbin, from the Grenadier Guards, with a glint of amusement, said: I’m single, 28 and from Reigate, if that’s my ‘Blind Date’ starter...
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1st Mechanized Brigade takes over in Helmand

Written by RSS Poster UK Forces Afghanistan on the 11th April 2013 at 11:07 - Posted in Military Blogs

The Army’s 1st Mechanized Brigade has taken command of Task Force Helmand in southern Afghanistan marking the start of Operation Herrick 18. The handover ceremony at the headquarters of Task Force Helmand in Lashkar Gah [Picture: Sergeant Barry Pope, Crown copyright]Over the next 6 months the incoming brigade will support the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) as they lead the security of Helmand province; advising and training as well as providing important enablers such as medical evacuation,...
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