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The flying chef of Afghanistan

December 13, 2011

A chef from the British Army has been flying around the front line in Helmand province, Afghanistan, feeding troops in austere locations using only basic equipment to produce quality meals.

Warrant Officer Class 2 Simon Macey

Warrant Officer Class 2 Simon Macey flambés thick cuts of fillet steak. Picture: Sergeant Steve Blake RLC, Crown Copyright/MOD 2011

Warrant Officer Class 2 (WO2) Simon Macey is a trained chef and part of the Royal Logistic Corps. As a Forward Operating Base Catering Warrant Officer he is responsible for the front line feeding of most of the troops based in Helmand.

Having left Camp Bastion armed with 700kg of fresh food and other goodies, he has been getting out and about by helicopter, road vehicles, and sometimes even on foot.

Continues at: – The flying chef of Afghanistan

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Angie permalink
    December 13, 2011 22:57

    Well done Simon. They must be really glad to see yoi.

  2. hectoranibal permalink
    December 14, 2011 14:18

    que bueno que este cocinero pueda desplegar sus abilidades y las tropas puedan disfrutarlas con una buena cena de navidad ,felicitaciones a el..y felices fiestas a todos mis pensamientos estan con los muchachos en afganistan.

  3. Claudio Alpaca permalink
    December 14, 2011 23:45

    A chef whose activity has been and is particularly usefulness for troops and their subsitance. He has worked and is working on particular conditions, that enhance his capacities, not limited only to foods preparation but troops survival, on the contest of war’s theatre camp.
    Thanks and honor to him.
    Claudio Alpaca

  4. Helga permalink
    December 21, 2011 22:04

    Glad to see the lads n lasses in the FOB’s and PBases are getting some fresh food well cooked for a change rather than endless ration packs. There are only so many ways to make rat packs taste good. This is a great morale booster and hopefully provides enough vitamins to help them cope out there. Well done.

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