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August 2, 2012

The Official British Army Blog

I am the Commanding Officer of 3rd Battalion the Rifles and since April this year we have been deployed in Afghanistan as the Brigade Advisory Group (BAG), where we are responsible for advising the 3rd Brigade, 215 Corps, of the Afghan National Army (ANA).  Our role puts us at the very forefront of security transition, as we maintain and encourage both the operational tempo and institutional development of the Afghan Army across Central Helmand. Since our arrival we have supported the ANA in conducting large scale operations bringing security to new areas, whilst also thwarting the insurgent effort in gaining a foothold through the spring. The Battalion’s last tour to Sangin District in 2009-10 saw large numbers of casualties being taken in daily fighting. The difference now is palpable. Significant progress has been made.  The Afghans are now very much in the lead as we move towards security…

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  1. THE MO AND JO TEAM permalink
    August 2, 2012 21:16

    GOOD NEWS – WE ARE IN CONTACT WITH 3 RIFLES, SENDING WELFARE PARCELS TO THE GREAT GUYS AND GALS. HAVE HEARD FROM THEM WITH APPRECIATION OF THE WORK WE DO. DURING THE LAST FIVE YEARS HAVE BEEN IN CONTACT WITH ALL OF THE RIFLE REGIMENTS – 1 RIFLES NEAR US, SO WE HAVE ATTENDED ALL OF THEIR HOMECOMING AND MEDAL PARADES. GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU FOR THE WONDERFUL WORK YOU ARE CARRYING OUT. FROM THE MO AND JO TEAM – SOMERSET

  2. Claudio Alpaca permalink
    August 3, 2012 23:12

    This is the Afganistan’s more instable period, as we assist to a high resistance of terrorism , insurgents where attacks are frequent, Afgan forces have yet to conquer padronance of a territory where, by any, they are enemies, and we are surprised by a variability of situation beetween the several areas of country. It is a period of challenges that we are sure to win, also if our resilience is often prouved.
    Buddies, this is the moment to aclare our capacities of resistence and mediation, to further train Afghan members. claudio alpaca

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