Gurkhas train new elite Afghan police teams
Soldiers from 2nd Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles (2 RGR) have been training new, elite teams of Afghan Uniform Police (AUP) in Helmand province, southern Afghanistan.
The Provincial Response Companies (PRCs) are specially trained Afghan tactical units which will be called upon to deal with specific incidents in various parts of Helmand province.
Reporting to the Provincial Chief of Police, the teams will be responsible for high risk arrests and deliberate operations in areas where there is a high level of insurgent activity.
Like all AUP, the PRC policemen first complete eight weeks of training at the Regional Training Centre (South West) in Lashkar Gah, which, since April, has been run by soldiers from 2 RGR working alongside Royal Military Police and Ministry of Defence Police.
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