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9th/12th Royal Lancers conduct Formation Recce in Afghanistan

June 30, 2011

The 9th/12th Royal Lancers are currently in Afghanistan, attached to 7th Armoured Brigade, the famous Desert Rats. A Squadron are based in the centre of the town of Gereshk, co-located with the Afghan National Army.

Together, they provide security to the main routes, covering over 200 kilometres of roads and surrounding area. Recently they conducted Operation Tufaan Baqy, a patrol into the little-known village of Kambarak, searching out Taliban safe-havens.

The 9th/12th Lancers are formation recce, they operate in advance of the frontline, gathering information and intelligence on the enemy and the environment. Their role is to bring security to the main routes, around 200 km of road.

Click on the image below to view the story by Charlotte Cross of BFBS.

One Comment leave one →
  1. David Norfolk permalink
    July 4, 2011 22:11

    I dont know if this is the right blog to do this but I am trying to find two mates of mine that served in the 9/12 lancers in the 1970’s. The first name was Stephen Berwick and the second person was John Treasure. My name is David Norfolk. We were very good friends but we lost touch when I emigrated to New Zealand. If anybody can help me, I would very much appreciate it.

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