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Medic on life with British reconnaissance troops in Afghanistan

September 4, 2012

A young medic from West Yorkshire is working with the 12th Mechanized Brigade Reconnaissance Force, an elite unit that operates in some of the most dangerous areas of Helmand province, Afghanistan.

Lance Corporal Natalie Aspinall

British Army medic Lance Corporal Natalie Aspinall. Picture: Sergeant Andy Reddy, Crown Copyright/MOD 2012

Lance Corporal Natalie Aspinall, from Liversedge, is serving with the 2nd Troop of the Brigade Reconnaissance Force (BRF) as a combat medical technician. Even though she is only 22, LCpl Aspinall has been at the forefront of some of the most challenging and dangerous operations conducted this summer.

The BRF’s role is to gather information from across Helmand on potential insurgent activity, as well as the public mood, local requirements and progress being made in the province’s communities, and report back to the brigade command.

Depending on the analysis of the information, the brigadier might then use the BRF to strike quickly and deftly at an insurgent thorn in the side of an Afghan community.

Continues at: mod.uk – Medic on life with British reconnaissance troops in Afghanistan

2 Comments leave one →
  1. THE MO AND JO TEAM permalink
    September 4, 2012 19:27

    WHAT WOULD WE DO WITHOUT THE WONDERFUL MEDICS AND DOCTORS IN HELMAND. THEY DESERVE ALL OF THE PRAISE FROM ALL OF US IN THE UK. OUR THOUGHTS ARE WITH THEM AND OUR THANKS ALSO. FROM MO AND JO TEAM IN SOMERSET

  2. September 6, 2012 03:06

    KEEP YOUR HEAD DOWN GALL.& RIFLE CLEAN .HARD JOB ,BUT YOU CAN DO IT.STAY SAFE . LIN

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