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BBC News: Behind the scenes of David Cameron’s Afghanistan trip

December 21, 2011

David Cameron has visited UK troops in Afghanistan – accompanied by a handful of journalists – amid renewed efforts to improve the welfare of Service personnel, reports Carole Walker.

Prime Minister David Cameron meets with UK Service personnel at Kandahar Airfield

Prime Minister David Cameron meets with aircrew and ground crew from 12 (B) Squadron at Kandahar Airfield, during a pre-Christmas visit to troops in Afghanistan. Picture: Jeff J Mitchell/PA Wire 2011

As we approached southern Afghanistan on board the RAF C-17 transport plane, we were handed printed sheets setting out the timetable for the prime minister’s trip.

There was to be a visit to a front line base, a meeting with local Afghan community leaders, and a chance to see the work of British explosives teams and dog-handlers.

However, a swirling dust cloud forced Downing Street to tear up those plans as we were diverted instead to Kandahar, the main NATO base.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. December 21, 2011 18:48

    Every soldier is a Hero thanks to all man and woman who serve and fight for this beautiful country. I hope our Troops return home safely! Praying each and every day for you all.

  2. Claudio Alpaca permalink
    December 22, 2011 23:09

    The Prime Minister David Cameron visit to troops has relevant aspects, such as. the transmission of the garancy that the State is near to its troops, a human presence on the holidays time, the certainity that they are not alone and that insitution are with them.
    Thanks to Prime minister. Claudio Alpaca

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