Home from Helmand, UK commanders review HERRICK 14
Following their return to the UK, the Brigade Commander and commanding officers of two of the main British Units deployed to southern Afghanistan between April and September 2011 have spoken of a tour during which UK Forces worked closer than ever with their Afghan partners to mutual benefit.
Brigadier Ed Davis, Commanding Officer of 3 Commando Brigade, Lieutenant Colonel Oliver Lee, Commanding Officer 45 Commando Royal Marines, and Lieutenant Colonel Giles Woodhouse, Commanding Officer 3rd Battalion The Mercian Regiment (Staffords), held a media briefing at the Ministry of Defence Main Building in London today, 19 October, to give their accounts of the achievements made during Operation HERRICK 14.
Brigadier Davis talked of the campaign in Helmand province as being very much on track thanks not only to the efforts made during 3 Commando’s tour, but because of the hard work and sacrifice of those on previous tours. And by that he did not only mean ISAF troops:
“Increasingly the progress is Afghan led. The Afghans have developed an appetite to seize back sovereignty from the insurgent,” he said.
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