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Afghanistan tour lengths for deployed UK personnel

May 14, 2013

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

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 at: GOV.UK – Afghanistan tour lengths for deployed UK personnel

5 Comments leave one →
  1. May 14, 2013 20:57

    For we are on a delicate phase where all may happen and situation as conquered may involve. This is a time where afghan forces need to be followed and aided for be consolidated on country and be able of effectively patrol land. For that U.K. troops have a very delicate duty on a situation at risk, and for that we thanks them, saying them they are not alone claudio alpaca

  2. May 14, 2013 22:02

    Seriously – this is cost driven surely and who knows what the actual cost will be in lives for exhausted troops, welfare costs for mental health issues for those affected by prolonged exposure to war and relationships for those away for so long. Have we learned nothing from the past?

  3. mo3andjo7 permalink
    May 14, 2013 22:03

    PERSONALLY, I THINK OUR TROOPS SHOULD ONLY DO THE SIX MONTHS TOUR, BUT OF COURSE OUR BOYS AND GIRLS WILL DO THEIR DUTY AS ALWAYS. ROLL ON UNTIL THE LAST MAN IS STANDING AND WE CAN THEN SIGH WITH RELIEF. IT HAS BEEN A LONG WAR, OF COURSE STILL GOING ON, AND WE MUST STILL SUPPORT ALL OF THEM AND THANK THEM FOR ALL OF THE HARD WORK THAT THEY CARRY OUT. GOD BLESS AND KEEP THEM ALL SAFE. FROM THE MO AND JO TEAM IN SOMERSET

  4. July 7, 2013 21:53

    Let’s hope that this government won’t put money before lives. Whenever a change is announced by the government, there is always a reason why and it’s usually monetary value.

  5. Tim permalink
    August 15, 2013 14:01

    I wonder if its true, did english government pay to Talib to not harm them. Back to past history, they did like this before.

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