06 Jun '12, 11am

News: British forces celebrate Diamond Jubilee in Afghanistan

The distance and difficult conditions haven't stopped them, and there's just the same amount of enthusiasm and pageantry as if they were back in the UK. As well as all the celebrations being important in their own right, it was also important to show everyone back home that, in and amongst the hard work being done in Afghanistan, there was still time to relax and celebrate, even if it was just for an hour. Events included over 300 troops gathering in an 'E II R' formation, which was no mean feat, getting sailors, soldiers and airmen from across the central hub of the mission in Helmand together to show their appreciation for Her Majesty, their Commander-in-Chief. Obtaining a record of the event was also a challenge, with a 'cherry picker' crane, as well as four photographers and videographers, being drafted in to make sure the formation was captured in all its glory. Acros...

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