Tag Afghanistan

Containers Coming Back from Afghanistan

Always on the look out for container related trivia, the MoD 2013/14 Annual Report and Accounts provides some interesting information on the numbers of containers that are being used to recover equipment and stores from Afghanistan. As at the end of October…

After Afghanistan

A story marking the end of the combat operations in Helmand from the MoD… [browser-shot width=”700″ url=”;] And the imagery that went with the story Am I the only one that finds the term ‘UK armed forces’ a bit strange, what happened…

The Lion’s Last Roar

In 2004, the Army was still engaged in the conflict in Iraq and its leaders admit they were aware that they did not have the resources to fight in more than one campaign for any length of time. Gen Wall…

Bagpipes Time

Sunday morning culture Lance Corporal Hugh Mackay, piper for 4 SCOTS, plays the bagpipes following the Transfer of Authority (TOA) ceremony between his 4 SCOTS unit and 5 RIFLES, as the sun set over Afghanistan.

Crew Training School

Husky Protected Highly Mobile Tactical Support Vehicle in Afghanistan
Good footage of the vehicle rollover simulator The Crew Training School in Germany is designed to get the drivers, gunners and commanders of armoured vehicles used to working together before they deploy on operations.  

Camp Bastion Attack report published

The summary of the report from the Defence Select Committee is as follows; Background On 14 September 2012, 15 heavily-armed Taliban insurgents infiltrated the camp and attacked the airfield. The ensuing engagement lasted into the next day and resulted in…

ISAF Image Number 1

Just spent an idle hour browsing through the ISAF photostream on Flickr, this was the first image they uploaded, although obviously not the first image of ISAF in Afghanistan. Is there a metaphor in there, long and winding roads and…