Salisbury Plain will be buzzing with activity for the next few weeks as Joint Helicopter Command plays its part supporting 3 Commando (Cdo) Brigade’s preparations for Afghanistan ahead of their deployment on Operation HERRICK 14 in April 2011.
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Helicopter Force joins 3 Cdo Brigade to prepare for Afghan deployment
2 SCOTS and Afghan troops have cleared and secured a town with no resistance, a sign seen by many to show the increasingly-weakened state of the Taliban insurgency in Helmand province, Afghanistan.
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Taliban flee without a shot as 2 SCOTS and Afghan troops clear Helmand village
On Friday 28 January Prince Charles presented campaign medals to members of 1st Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles (1 RGR) who have recently returned from six months in Helmand province, Afghanistan.
1 RGR receive Afghanistan medals from Prince Charles
The MOD has announced that it will develop six regional capital works frameworks for construction projects valued below £12m and one national framework for higher value projects, more complex projects and cross-region programmes up to a value of £50m, under its Next Generation Estate Contracts (NGEC) programme.
New frameworks will open up construction opportunities
Steadily improving security provided by the Afghan National Police, supported by troops from 2 SCOTS, in the Lashkar Gah area of Helmand province has enabled a significant boost to education in the town.
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2 SCOTS and ANP security enables education boost in Helmand