Royal Marines of 42 Commando at Bickleigh near Plymouth marked the completion of their newly-built medical and dental centre with a ceremonial opening on Friday 25 May.
Royal Marines recently played Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers in the inaugural match of the newly-formed football league of Rahim Kalay, a small farming community previously ravaged by fighting and terrorised by insurgents.
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Afghan soldiers beat Royal Marines in Helmand football match
Just over a week after British and Afghan forces launched a major operation into an insurgent stronghold in Helmand, the local community is embracing their newly-liberated village and looking to the future.
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Bright future for Afghan village liberated by British troops