Tuesday, May 1, 2012

UK EOD receive AFG medals

From MoD:

A History and Honour news article

1 May 12

Around 200 soldiers from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) and Search Task Force gathered at Waterbeach Barracks recently to receive their Afghanistan campaign medals.

Medal parade

Major General Shaun Burley speaks with a soldier while presenting campaign medals to members of the Operation HERRICK 15 Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Search Task Force at Waterbeach Barracks [Picture: Sergeant Brian Gamble, Crown Copyright/MOD 2012]

The Task Force was drawn from 29 contributing units from all three Services, including 39 Engineer Regiment, 25 Engineer Regiment and 33 Engineer Regiment (EOD), and from four nations - the UK, Denmark, Estonia and the United States.

During Operation HERRICK 15, between October 2011 and April 2012, the Task Force was at the forefront of the fight against deadly improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in Helmand province, southern Afghanistan.

Working in teams, the Task Force provides three main capabilities - high risk search, IED disposal and conventional munitions disposal - and is responsible for finding and disposing of all IEDs and explosive ordnance within Helmand....

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