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Decorated and dedicated supply specialists ready for Afghanistan

August 30, 2012

The dangerous and vital role of getting food, kit and supplies to 4th Mechanized Brigade’s front line troops in Helmand during Op HERRICK 17 will be conducted by some very special soldiers.

Corporal Lucius Edward RLC

Corporal Lucius Edward RLC. Picture: Shell Daruwala, Crown Copyright/MOD 2012

12 Logistic Support Regiment (12 LSR) provides logistic close and general support to 4th Mechanized Brigade (4 Mech Bde), and will deploy with the brigade in October. Its men and women are responsible for the supply chain which allows British forces to maintain operations on the front line in Afghanistan, engaging with local villagers and supporting the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) as they strike right at the heart of the insurgency.

To get the supplies out from Camp Bastion to the patrol bases and forward operating bases across Helmand province, it is 12 LSR’s role to plan and execute the huge armoured convoys, or Combat Logistic Patrols (CLPs), which fight supplies through areas which remain among the most hostile and dangerous in Afghanistan.

It is hardly surprising that among the soldiers you will find in this line of work are some pretty remarkable characters.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. mo3andjo7 permalink
    August 30, 2012 22:05

    THEY ARE ALL REMARKABLE – ARE THEY NOT? OUR THOUGHTS WILL BE WITH YOU ON YOUR EMPLOYMENT ON HERRICK 17, AND OUR WELFRE PARCELS WILL BE THERE FOR YOU TO COLLECT AS USUAL. FROM THE MO AND JO TEAM – SOMERSET

  2. August 30, 2012 23:51

    Driving along insecure roads through a war zone and getting hundreds or even thousands of soldiers killed is a relatively new trend perhaps started in Iraq and Afghanistan by generals who clearly are not fit to command.

    The traditional military approach is to establish a secure perimeter around a supply road, keeping enemy forces miles away from the supply road at all times.

    A secure perimeter might have design features such as

    Vehicle barrier – deep trench / giant boulders / steep slope – so that truck bombs cannot be driven onto the route

    STOP – Police check-point – police check civilians are unarmed and those in police or
    military uniform are genuine. Needs to be very robust so as to survive an enemy truck bomb.

    Barbed wire – enough to keep out people and larger animals – so more than a horse can jump or cattle can trample over

    No Pedestrians! Cleared ground Target zone for the machine gunners. A hostile intent should be assumed if an intruder is seen here and the intruder should be shot. The ground needs to be cleared of cover so that intruders can be easily spotted and cannot sneak their way past the machine gunners.

    I have provided one scheme to achieve secure supply routes for Afghanistan and you can find the details here –

    Secure supply route border defences plan diagram
    http://scot.tk/forum/viewtopic.php?p=1842#1842

  3. hayley todd permalink
    August 31, 2012 02:47

    Great job stay safe x

  4. September 1, 2012 02:57

    well done all our soldiers are special Stay Safe thoughts are with you all xx

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