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RAF airman’s blog from Afghanistan is big hit

August 8, 2011

An RAF airman's blog about his current deployment in Afghanistan has notched up 80,000 hits, and had an article written about it on the BBC news website.

Sergeant Alex Ford RAF with Afghan children [Picture: Sergeant Alex Ford RAF, Crown Copyright/MOD 2011] Sergeant Alex Ford is an avionics technician, usually based at RAF Benson near Oxford. In March 2011, he deployed to Afghanistan as part of the Military Stabilisation Support Team who work with the Task Force Helmand Battle Group to assist the local population with recovery and reconstruction.

He has been updating his blog, which is officially sponsored by the MOD and promoted on its social media pages, every few days since he has been in Helmand, and as well as being read by thousands it has now come to the attention of the BBC, with a story by journalist Andy McFarlane about the blog published today.

Continues at: mod.uk – RAF airman's blog from Afghanistan is big hit

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