29 May '12, 11am

Afghan and British troops discover huge drugs and explosives cache - - (29/05/12)

The men of A (Norfolk) Company have been working closely with Afghan security forces since their arrival in Helmand in late March. The discovery happened on Thursday 17 May when troops from 1st Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment, known as the Vikings, were carrying out an operation with Afghan forces to stop insurgents threatening the protected communities in Nad 'Ali. The operation began with a helicopter insertion into the area early in the morning and after a long march the men of 1 Platoon approached the group of compounds which intelligence had identified as an area of interest. On arrival at the compounds, A Company Sergeant Terry Johnson asked Corporal Jamie Seymour to secure the area as he spoke with a local elder. Sergeant Johnson said: "I was content after liaising with the local elder that the area was quiet; as I made preparations to depart Private Liam Downe...

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