Soldiers from B Company, 3rd Battalion The Mercian Regiment (3 MERCIAN), have finished their six-month deployment to Afghanistan, becoming the first members of Task Force Helmand to return home from Operation HERRICK 14.
The Commander of NATO’s International Security Assistance Force (COMISAF), General John Allen, visited British troops working in Task Force Helmand last week.
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ISAF Commander visits British troops in Afghanistan
UK troops in Afghanistan have begun operating a satellite secured from NATO at no extra cost to the MOD which is providing extra communications channels for commanders on the front line.
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New satellite improves communications in Afghanistan
UK forces, as part of NATO’s Operation UNIFIED PROTECTOR, have been taking further action against elements of Colonel Gaddafi’s former regime which continue to threaten the people of Libya.
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UK forces continue action against Gaddafi former regime
It is with sadness that the Ministry of Defence must announce that a Royal Marine from 42 Commando Royal Marines was killed in Afghanistan today, Tuesday 30 August 2011.