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40 Commando takes command in Nahr-e Saraj

September 25, 2012

40 Commando Royal Marines officially completed the transfer of command of Combined Force Nahr-e Saraj (North) on 21 September 2012 from the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards.

Handover of command at Main Operating Base Price

Lieutenant Colonel James Bowder of the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards hands over command of Combined Force Nahr-e Saraj (North) to Lieutenant Colonel Matt Jackson of 40 Commando Royal Marines. Picture: Leading Airman (Photographer) Rhys O’Leary, Crown Copyright/MOD 2012

40 Commando deployed as part of Operation HERRICK 17 and now looks to continue the progress made by the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards. It will, in due course, become a Transition Support Unit, when 40 Commando will become the supporting force in an area where the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) are ready and able to take the lead.

Nahr-e Saraj is a large area within central Helmand through which the strategically and politically important Highway One runs and where the second largest city of Gereshk, the economic hub of the province, is situated.

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. Claudio Alpaca permalink
    September 25, 2012 22:07

    Subenter to complete the transition phase while the Grenadiers Guards are posing the first step of pogress on another part of the country. A complementarity of forces, an interplay to initiate and complete the progress, achieving results that are day by day visible and are concreting the structuration of the reborn Afghanistan. A duty of high level, great humanity,for forces of high capacities, a duty whose importance and utility is a reality. Thanks buddies, thanks to alls you. Thanks and honor to all fallens, woundeds and alls for the sacrifices made, that are made possible that. claudio Alpaca

  2. mo3andjo7 permalink
    September 25, 2012 22:13

    THE BOYS AND GIRLS OF 40TH COMMANDOS ARE BASED NEAR US. WE HAVE BEEN IN CONTACT WITH THEM ON THEIR LAST TWO TOURS. AND INTEND TO KEEP IN TOUCH WITH THEM ON THIS TOUR. GOOD LUCK ALL OF YOU AND TAKE GREAT CARE. OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU. FROM THE MO AND JO TEAM – CURRY RIVEL SOMERSET

  3. Keith kelsall permalink
    September 25, 2012 23:09

    Best. Wishes to all keep safe

  4. Ann White permalink
    September 25, 2012 23:49

    Good Luck to you all

  5. hectoranibal permalink
    September 28, 2012 23:24

    buena suerte al comando 40 , en esta nueva operac ion en afganistan
    greetings , hector

  6. October 31, 2012 11:37

    Its very much informative and helpful. Thanks…
    US Taxi

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