Keeping 45 Commando’s wheels turning in Helmand
Keeping the wheels turning on vehicles of the 45 Commando Royal Marines Battle Group in the Nad ‘Ali (South) area of Helmand province is a team of military engineers. Report by Ian Carr.
45 Commando’s Light Aid Detachment (LAD) is responsible for all the vehicles at Forward Operating Base (FOB) Shawqat, and for those at the patrol bases in their operational area.
They often work late into the night, repairing or bolting new kit onto Mastiffs, Huskies, Jackals, Ridgbacks, Wolfhounds and quad bikes. Their forecourt would be the envy of any hardcore four-by-four fanatic.
Engineering support in theatre aims to provide sufficient levels of expertise and equipment to make sure repairs and maintenance take place as far forward as possible. If a vehicle at a patrol base needs fixing, the LAD will send a guy over to help.
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