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Light Dragoons step up mentoring in Helmand

July 10, 2012

Members of the Light Dragoons are swapping reconnaissance for police mentoring to bolster the path of transition in Helmand. Report by Richard Long.

Members of the Light Dragoons

Members of the Light Dragoons, providing overwatch for ground forces, push forward on a scouting mission. Picture: Graeme Main, Crown Copyright/MOD 2012

Boasting a proud recent history as a distinguished reconnaissance regiment, the Light Dragoons have trained diligently for another tour on the outer extremes of Helmand province.

While working remotely has become a reality for elements of the Norfolk-based unit on Op HERRICK 16, others have seen their job description change significantly after less than two months in theatre.

Having deployed to southern Afghanistan in a formation reconnaissance role, personnel from A Squadron are now playing their part in the continuing transition effort after accepting a new tasking within the Police Mentoring and Advisory Group.

Continues at: mod.uk – Light Dragoons step up mentoring in Helmand

The original report features in the July 2012 issue of Soldier – magazine of the British Army, and is reproduced on the MOD website at the above link.

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