Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Brits hand (PB) Ouellette to (ANCOP).

From MoD:

British troops have handed over control of Patrol Base (PB) Ouellette to the Afghan National Civil Order Police (ANCOP)

  30 September 2013

 British soldiers load stores onto vehicles as they prepare to leave Patrol Base Ouellette [Picture: Sergeant Dan Bardsley, Crown copyright]

The base, which is situated on Route 611 in the district of Nahr-e Saraj, has been home to UK Armed Forces since July 2011. Its transfer is part of an ongoing base reduction programme which is expected to leave just 4 forward bases in central Helmand in addition to Camp Bastion by the end of October 2013.

The handover comes as British troops no longer routinely provide support to Afghan forces in Nahr-e Saraj and was marked by a ceremony held by Afghan officials in a demonstration of the increasing capability and confidence of the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF).

Soldiers from 1st Battalion The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers (1 RRF) were stationed at PB Ouellette over the summer to assist the ANCOP in providing security on Route 611....

Much more here.

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