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Royal Marines leave Afghanistan for last time

April 9, 2013

The last full Royal Marines commando group to serve in Afghanistan on Operation Herrick is returning to the UK.

Royal Marines of 40 Commando hand over control of Main Operating Base Price

Royal Marines of 40 Commando hand over control of Main Operating Base Price to 1st Battalion The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers [Picture: Sergeant Barry Pope, Crown copyright]

The end of 40 Commando’s tour marks the end of more than a decade of Royal Marines deployments in the country.

At Main Operating Base (MOB) Price, troops from 40 Commando symbolically lowered the Royal Navy’s white ensign that has flown above their base in the Nahr-e Saraj district for the past 6 months – the last time the flag will fly in Helmand province.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. April 9, 2013 20:38

    You are returning home, buddies, and we welcome you. After decades of activity you leave a Afganistan that has changed and is changing, assuming the form of a democratic country, with human rigths respected, with women who now may be part active of society and more other.
    For all that we thanks you and appreciate your sacrifices, your duty, your humanity and deditions, all requisite make you heroes. claudio alpaca

  2. mo3andjo7 permalink
    April 9, 2013 21:36

    JOB DONE – WE WILL AS ALWAYS BE AT YOUR HOMECOMING AND ALSO THE THE MARCH PAST. OUR THANKS TO ALL OF OUR WONDERFUL TROOPS WHO ARE NOW ON THEIR WAY HOME TO THEIR LOVED ONES. GOD BLESS FROM THE MO AND JO TEAM SOMERSET

  3. benjamas masida permalink
    April 10, 2013 15:24

    good job everyone ,,super hero !!! good luck everyone…

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