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Reservist helps train Afghan Police

June 15, 2012

Territorial Army soldier Lance Corporal Aiden Cooper is currently working with the Afghan Uniform Police to help nurture an efficient police force who can maintain the security of the country themselves.

Lance Corporal Aiden Cooper

Lance Corporal Aiden Cooper, from 253 Provost Company of the Royal Military Police, based in Southampton. Picture: Sergeant Andy Reddy, Crown Copyright/MOD 2012

Twenty-year-old Lance Corporal Aiden Cooper, from 253 Provost Company of the Royal Military Police, based in Southampton, is working with the Afghan Uniform Police (AUP) in Lashkar Gah as a police advisor, along with a group of soldiers from the Queen’s Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment. He said:

“We operate in Lashkar Gah and get out to checkpoints, advising on police matters as well as lifesaving skills they use out on the ground.

“All the policemen have different abilities and skills, so we need to establish what level they’re at before we can conduct training with them. We also watch the progress that is being made in their skills as well.”

Continues at: mod.uk – Reservist helps train Afghan Police

3 Comments leave one →
  1. John Lee permalink
    June 15, 2012 15:13

    Respect for any TA joining the troops in that difficult region of the World.Salute!

  2. mo3andjo7 permalink
    June 15, 2012 17:58

    WONDERFUL NEWS AND ALSO NAMASTE!! TO THE GURKHA BOYS WHO ARE THERE ONCE MORE – HOW PROUD WE ARE OF ALL OF THEM IN THIS WONDERFUL WORK. FROM THE MO AND JO TEAM – SOMERSET (HON. GURKHAS)

  3. Joe permalink
    November 14, 2012 05:43

    I have nothing but the deepest respect for all servicemen who are striving to stablise and bring structure to the people of Afghanistan. The mind is truly boggled by the steely proffesionalism shown by our boys, especially when you consider that they do this in an environment that is litteraly sewn like a suit with IEDs and the Afghan personnel they are training could be wolves in sheeps clothing, ready to turn on their friends at any moment.

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