Royal Anglian Regiment British Army takes responsibility for one remaining base Afghanistan 2910131
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|Tuesday, October 29, 2013 08:36 AM|
Royal Anglian Regiment of British Army takes responsibility for one remaining base in Afghanistan.
Soldiers from the Royal Anglian Regiment of British Army have taken responsibility for one of Britain’s remaining bases in Helmand Province, as Afghan security forces progress continues. Members of the Second Battalion, known by the nickname The Poachers, have taken charge of Main Operating Base Lashkar Gah, which is one of five remaining bases including Camp Bastion.
Major Matt Woodeson, Officer Commanding of A 'Norfolk' Company, 1st Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment [Picture: Corporal Paul Morrison RLC, Crown Copyright/MOD 2012]
Lieutenant Colonel Nigel Johnson, the battalion’s commanding officer, took charge of the base from Lieutenant Colonel Jason William, commanding officer of the Second Battalion, Royal Tank Regiment. His focus will be to continue supporting the Afghan forces where necessary, before the ultimate handover of the base and preparation of redeployment of equipment back to the UK.