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Light Dragoons destroy huge Afghan insurgent explosives cache

August 7, 2012

British soldiers from the Light Dragoons have discovered and destroyed a huge insurgent cache of bomb-making equipment in Helmand province, Afghanistan, saving military and civilian lives.

Trooper Jamie McCartney

Trooper Jamie McCartney surveils the area of operations from a sheltered position. Picture: Crown Copyright/MOD 2012

The soldiers from A Squadron, known as ‘The Empire’, of the Light Dragoons, an elite cavalry reconnaissance regiment normally based at Swanton Morley in Norfolk, found the huge cache whilst on operations with their Afghan Army partners in the Nahr-e Saraj area of Helmand. The operation was specifically designed to take the fight to the insurgents in their own backyard.

Squadron Sergeant Major Brian Howard said:

“We were moving towards a position and saw a blue tarpaulin in the wadi. I thought it was a body at first, because it’s not uncommon for Afghans to bury family members loosely on the hills.

“I didn’t want anyone watching to realise what was going on, so we quickly dropped off six blokes then moved off in our vehicles to keep the dust screen moving.”

Continues at: mod.uk – Light Dragoons destroy huge Afghan insurgent explosives cache

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Claudio Alpaca permalink
    August 7, 2012 16:48

    Another battle won against insurgents and IEDs. This is a progressive dismantelling of a resistance hard to die, but that, on time, we will win, on the aim to done Afghan people democracy, peace, armony of life. Thanks, buddies, for all you are making and support you are donin to Afghan forces claudio alpaca

  2. August 7, 2012 17:03

    Excellent result guys

  3. Kerry Maria Lawson permalink
    August 7, 2012 20:29

    Well done guys, so proud of what you are all doing. Keep Strong and safe. Come Home soon. K xxx

  4. mo3andjo7 permalink
    August 7, 2012 21:29

    CONGRATS LIGHT DRAGOONS. WE MIGHT BE WINNING GOLD IN THE UK, BUT YOU DESERVE MORE THAN GOLD. OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU. GOD BLESS AND KEEP YOU SAFE. FROM THE MO AND JO TEAM SOMERSET `

  5. August 9, 2012 21:53

    Well Done guys our thoughts are with you all be safe come home soon xx

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