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1st Mechanized Brigade takes over in Helmand

April 11, 2013

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

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, aviation and surveillance capabilities.

In a short ceremony in front of British, Danish, Estonian and American partners at the headquarters of Task Force Helmand in Lashkar Gah, Brigadier Bob Bruce, Commander of 4th Mechanized Brigade, formally handed over to Brigadier Rupert Jones, Commander of 1st Mechanized Brigade, officially marking the start of the Operation Herrick 18 deployment.

Continues at: GOV.UK – 1st Mechanized Brigade takes over in Helmand

3 Comments leave one →
  1. mo3andjo7 permalink
    April 11, 2013 16:24

    LET US HOPE THAT ALL OF THE WORK THAT OUR BOYS AND GIRLS IN THEIR PREVIOUS TOURS HAVE MADE A DIFFERENCE FOR THE AFGHAN ARMY TO TAKE OVER. WE THANK ALL OF OUR TROOPS THAT ARE DEPLOYED ON HERRICK 18 AND WISH THEM WELL ON THEIR TOUR. FROM THE MO AND JO TEAM SOMERSET

  2. April 12, 2013 14:11

    A routinary turn over to traning afghan forces and done them the best professionality and capacity to be autonomous and able to accomply their daily duty on this new country, reborn after war and deprivation of human rigth, tht have been ripristined. now the duty is less dangerous, even if danger exist ever. but the spirit is different and the duty is made with more harmony, togheter afghan forces. thanks, buddies. claudio alpaca

  3. April 16, 2013 19:43

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