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35 Engineer Regiment beat the clock to build Helmand checkpoint

November 29, 2011

British soldiers have built a checkpoint in record time to help stop the movement of insurgents in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

Sappers build checkpoint

Sappers from 29 Armoured Engineer Squadron building Checkpoint Khaki in Lashkar Gah for the Afghan National Police to patrol Route 601. Picture: Crown Copyright/MOD 2011

Just eight sappers from 35 Engineer Regiment worked at full-speed to build Checkpoint Khaki in just three days to help stop the Taliban moving along part of Route 601, a major highway in the Lashkar Gah district.

Until now this stretch of highway has not been monitored by the Afghan National Police (ANP), allowing insurgents the freedom to use the road, but the ANP put in a call for help to build the checkpoint to allow them to crack down on insurgents’ movements.

Continues at: mod.uk – 35 Engineer Regiment beat the clock to build Helmand checkpoint

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Claudio Alpaca permalink
    November 29, 2011 21:38

    Plause to sappers from 35n Engineer regiment that have build a checkpoint, whose primary necessity is stopping talibans moving and made more sure the territory also for Afghan people.
    A not easy activity for the contest where it has posed one,that enhanced their capacyties, their duty and their humanity.
    Thanks Claudio Alpaca

  2. hectoranibal permalink
    November 30, 2011 15:21

    que importante tarea realizada por los ingenieros,en veneficio de toda la comunidad su trabajo es admirable ,felicitaciones a los zapadores.
    saludos, hectoranibal-entre rios,argentina

  3. Diane McFaul permalink
    January 7, 2012 00:27

    Hi to all you guys out there, I just want to say a big congratulation to each and every member of whatever regiment you belong to. There has been so many lives lost since it all began and I lost a dear friend, I have decided to send my appreciation as I am logging off facebook for a while due to my current health status, so here’s wishing each and everyone of you a safe journey to wherever it takes you and keep looking over your shoulder the enemy are everywhere. Lots of love, hugs and kisses to each and everyone of you, kind regards
    Diane McFaul, Northern Ireland.

    • Martin Peacocke permalink
      March 24, 2012 04:08

      I agree with Diane congratulations to you all. You do the tough jobs,the dangerous jobs and you risk your lives every day to help others. Thanks so much! We owe you so much!
      Best wishes from Canada!

      P.S. I don’t know if this is the Diane Lecky (McFaul) I knew from high school (Faughan Valley) If it is I hope you are well and thanks for supporting our soldiers.

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