Tag: rifles

Lieutenant Andrew Chesterman killed in Afghanistan

By Sharon Black

It is with great sadness that the Ministry of Defence must announce the death of Lieutenant Andrew Robert Chesterman of the 3rd Battalion The Rifles, who died as a result of wounds sustained by enemy action in the Nad-e Ali district of Helmand Province on 9 August 2012.

Soldier from 5 RIFLES killed in Afghanistan

By Sharon Black

It is with great sadness that the Ministry of Defence must announce that a soldier from the 5th Battalion The Rifles (5 RIFLES) was killed on 27 November 2011 in the Babaji area of the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand Province.

Gurkhas celebrate Dashain in Helmand

By Sharon Black

The soldiers of B Company, 2nd Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles (2 RGR), have enthusiastically started celebrating the Hindu festival of Dashain at their spartan patrol base in Nad ‘Ali, Helmand province.

Gurkhas forge relationships in Afghanistan

By Sharon Black

Three months into their current Helmand deployment, soldiers from 2nd Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles (2 RGR) are using their language skills to build relationships with their partners in the Afghan National Security Forces and Afghan locals.

Gurkhas forge relationships in Afghanistan

By Sharon Black

Three months into their current Helmand deployment, soldiers from 2nd Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles (2 RGR) are using their language skills to build relationships with their partners in the Afghan National Security Forces and Afghan locals.