29 Aug '12, 3pm
Operation into an insurgent stronghold results in significant find of weapons and bomb-making kit:
An airborne operation has been launched into an insurgent stronghold in Afghanistan, resulting in a significant find of weapons and bomb making equipment. The 12th Mechanized Brigade Reconnaissance Force (BRF), made up of soldiers and officers from the Light Dragoons, known as The Northern Cavalry, pushed into the area of Shorokay in the Upper Gereshk Valley as part of Operation Daas (which means Scythe in Dari) searching a complex bunker system. Lance Corporal Richard Brown (26), of the Light Dragoons, said: “When we were dropped off at dawn by American Osprey aircraft, the other two troops pushed to the east as we pushed on to the high ground in the north, providing intimate support to the others.” Trooper Jamie Lough (24), of the Light Dragoons, said: “We were straight into patrolling through the caves and bunkers. It was incredibly dark and full of alleyways and crevic...