After a series of joint patrols with soldiers from 2nd Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles (2 RGR), Afghan Uniformed Police (AUP) have taken control of Checkpoint Shingul, located in the Chah-e Mirza district of Helmand province.
Afghan Police take over checkpoint from Gurkhas
A search operation in an area thought to be a Taliban safe haven has been carried out by soldiers from 2nd Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles (2 RGR) in their first major operation since recently arriving in Helmand province.
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Gurkhas’ first Helmand operation of the summer
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