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