01 May '12, 3pm

3 YORKS takes control of Nahr-e Saraj

Nahr-e Saraj district is one of three in Helmand where British troops are deployed, and the last where Task Force Helmand retains the lead for security after the successful transition of Nad 'Ali and Lashkar Gah to Afghan control. At a ceremony held in the centre of Patrol Base 2 on Sunday morning, the flag of 5th Battalion The Rifles (5 RIFLES) was lowered and replaced with that of 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment (3 YORKS). After the playing of the bugle, the outgoing Commanding Officer (CO), Lieutenant Colonel Tom Copinger-Symes, shook hands with the incoming CO, Lieutenant Colonel Zac Stenning, to signify the official hand over of control of the district from one battle group to the other. The handover signifies the beginning of the six-month operational tour for the 3 YORKS Battle Group, who are due to return to the UK in November 2012. 5 RIFLES are currently retu...

Full article: http://www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/DefenceNews/MilitaryOpe...

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