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Army divers in Helmand River night mission

February 20, 2012

British Army divers have conducted a night-time diving operation in the Helmand River in Afghanistan in order to help with the development of irrigation and agriculture in the region.

Royal Engineers diver

A Royal Engineers diver, seen through night-vision equipment, during the dive. Picture: Crown Copyright/MOD 2012

Sappers from the Royal Engineers deployed on the complex operation under the cover of darkness, with protection provided by the Afghan Uniform Police.

Soldiers from 35 Engineer Regiment planned and conducted the nine-hour operation, which involved ten divers, to measure how much water was flowing along the river to help Afghan authorities plan future irrigation projects.

Continues at: mod.uk – Army divers in Helmand River night mission

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  1. Claudio Alpaca permalink
    February 20, 2012 21:22

    Thanks, divers, for your human duty aimed to aid Afganistan on their irrigation system; thanks and honor, buddies.We are now on a human step of transition phase or, better, in a more visible human phase. I have no word to describe my gratitude and my thoughts.
    Thanks again Claudio Alpaca

  2. February 20, 2012 23:01

    In the case of irrigation needs, this does not make a lot of sense to use divers to measure the water flow in the Helmand river. It is normally done with gauging stations along the river as we had in the 1960s and 70s. What are they actually doing?

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