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Gurkhas train new elite Afghan police teams

September 22, 2011

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.

Members of a Provincial Response Company, a new, elite SWAT arm of the Afghan Uniform Police, train in Helmand province. Picture: Corporal Katherine Keleher, United States Marine Corps/ISAF 2011

Members of a Provincial Response Company, a new, elite SWAT arm of the Afghan Uniform Police, train in Helmand province. Picture: Corporal Katherine Keleher, United States Marine Corps/ISAF 2011

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.

Continues at: mod.uk – Gurkhas train new elite Afghan police teams

4 Comments leave one →
  1. September 22, 2011 19:48

    I’m glad the Gurk’s are doing that….I looked into it as a retired copper, but the American company didn’t want to pay enough money to make it worth while.

  2. Claudio Alpaca permalink
    September 22, 2011 19:59

    A particular duty, made exellently by gurkhas, has fornmed a new elite of Afghan police corp.
    Honors and thanks to the 2nd battalion the Royal Gurkha Rifles members for their encomiable activity.
    Claudio Alpaca

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