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12 Mechanized Brigade takes command of Task Force Helmand

April 11, 2012

12 Mechanized Brigade has taken command of Task Force Helmand in Afghanistan, officially marking the start of Operation HERRICK 16.

Command handover of Task Force Helmand

Brigadier Doug Chalmers, Commander of 12 Mechanized Brigade (left), takes over command of Task Force Helmand from Brigadier Patrick Sanders, Commander of 20th Armoured Brigade. Picture: Corporal Paul Morrison RLC, Crown Copyright/MOD 2012

In a short ceremony yesterday, 10 April 2012, at the Headquarters of Task Force Helmand (TFH) in Lashkar Gah, Brigadier Patrick Sanders, Commander of 20th Armoured Brigade, formally handed over to Brigadier Doug Chalmers, Commander of 12 Mechanized Brigade.

Over the next six months, 12 Mechanized Brigade will look to build upon the achievements made by 20th Armoured Brigade since they arrived in Helmand in October 2011.

Brigadier Sanders reflected on the progress made over the past six months:

“The progress that has been made in central Helmand in the last six months has exceeded all of my expectations.”

Continues at: mod.uk – 12 Mechanized Brigade takes command of Task Force Helmand

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  1. Claudio Alpaca permalink
    April 11, 2012 22:00

    A positive result has been obtained and now the transition phase in on a important step.
    This thanks to our efforts, to our troops’s sacrifices and abnegation. No other comment seem possible to compiutely define a situation that excede our aspectatives. Claudio Alpaca

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