31 Jan '14, 11pm

Forces from the UK, Denmark and Estonia Form Safe Corridor for US Forces in ... - Defense Update: Defense Upda...

Forces from the UK, Denmark and Estonia Form Safe Corridor for US Forces in ... - Defense Update: Defense Upda...

The Manoeuvre Battlegroup, a formation of UK, Estonian and Danish troops including British soldiers from 3rd Battalion the Mercian Regiment (Staffords), is commanded by the Commanding Officer of The Highlanders, Lieutenant Colonel James Roddis MBE. He said: “On the final day of the operation 180 vehicles arranged in a three-mile long convoy moved from Shukvani to Bastion without incident. This is testament to the integrated coalition protection provided by the Afghan National Security Forces, ourselves and the Americans. “The excellent training provided in Canada at British Army Training Unit Suffield (BATUS) and the common understanding of planning procedures between ourselves and our US Partners meant that we were well prepared for the operation and coped with the cunning enemy and extreme cold.”

Full article: http://defense-update.com/20140131_helmand_redeployment.html

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