It is with great sadness that the Ministry of Defence must announce that a soldier from 104 Force Support Battalion, attached to 4 Close Support Battalion, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME), died in Afghanistan today, Friday 21 September 2012.
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Soldier from the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers dies in Afghanistan
The Royal Military Police’s Close Protection Unit guards ministers, senior military officials and diplomatic staff on global deployments, so thorough training for new recruits is vital.
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Close protection personnel undergo intense training
Members of the Royal Military Police (RMP) have opened up their training camp at Longmoor to give the public an insight into the training of the Close Protection Unit (CPU).
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Royal Military Police train for close protection
His Royal Highness Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, has presented personnel from 2 Close Support Battalion Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (2 CS Bn REME) with campaign medals following their return from a demanding six-month tour in Afghanistan.
Duke of Edinburgh presents REME soldiers with Afghanistan campaign medals
Getting the bullets, beans and bandages, not to mention ballistic underpants and bulldozers, from Camp Bastion to the various Forward Operating Bases of Task Force Helmand is the work of 13 Close Support Logistic Regiment (13 CSLR). Report by Ian Carr.
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