Decorated and dedicated supply specialists ready for Afghanistan
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.
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.