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Afghanistan: Last Royal Marines Heading Home
Sky News ^ | 2:31pm UK, Tuesday 09 April 2013

Posted on 04/09/2013 9:08:15 AM PDT by Pan_Yan

The last group of Royal Marines in Afghanistan is heading back to the UK after serving for more than a decade in the war-torn country, the Ministry of Defence has announced.

Members of 40 Commando Royal Marines will return to their base in Taunton, Somerset.

Its members were the first British troops to be deployed to the country in 2001, securing Bagram airfield and going on to patrol the streets of Kabul.

Since then the Marines have served in successive deployments in Sangin, Nahr-e Saraj and Musa Qala in Helmand Province.

Units from the 7,200-strong Royal Marine Corps have served in Afghanistan across 12 deployments, during which they helped develop the Afghan National Army and Afghan police units in the area to take on responsibility for security.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; United Kingdom; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; afghanwar; royalmarines; uk
61 Royal Marines gave the ultimate sacrifice in Afghanistan over the last 11+ years.
1 posted on 04/09/2013 9:08:15 AM PDT by Pan_Yan
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Money spent, profits nicely tucked away...Mission Accomplished.

2 posted on 04/09/2013 10:54:11 AM PDT by Wolfie
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To: Wolfie


3 posted on 04/11/2013 4:11:43 AM PDT by Vanders9
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