Back to Afghanistan: Canadian troops heading to Kabul In April
March 20, 2014Canada’s military mission in Afghanistan isn’t over yet.
A new group of soldiers is being trained and will head over to the war-torn country sometime in April, military officers say.
The team, made up of fewer than 20 soldiers, will provide protection for the Canadian Embassy in Kabul.
“Right now, Canadian Forces are being asked to support the Kabul embassy,” military spokesman Lt.-Col. Chris Lemay said Thursday. “The conditions are that security is required, that support is required.”
It is unclear whether the troops heading to Afghanistan will stay for six months or a one year. The soldiers are members drawn from regular units, not special forces.
Earlier this week, the final contingent of Canadian troops deployed to Afghanistan under the NATO mission returned to Canada. Their arrival marked the end of major military operations for Canada in Afghanistan, according to the government....
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From the MoD:
Next deployment of UK forces announced
3 April 2014
The Secretary of State for Defence, Philip Hammond, has announced that the next deployment of UK Armed Forces in Afghanistan is due to take place in June 2014.
As HQ Task Force Helmand will have integrated into Regional Command (South West) on 1 April 2014, around half of the units deploying will come under UK command within the United States Marine Corps Commanded Headquarters. The remainder will deploy elsewhere within Camp Bastion and in Kandahar and Kabul as part of the UK’s overall contribution.
British Army units deploying include:
Elements of 20th Armoured Brigade Headquarters
Headquarters 102 Logistic Brigade
1st The Queen’s Dragoon Guards
Elements of The Queen’s Royal Hussars
Elements of 5th Regiment Royal Artillery
26th Regiment Royal Artillery
Elements of 39th Regiment Royal Artillery
Elements of 47th Regiment Royal Artillery
Elements of 33 Engineer Regiment
Elements of 35 Engineer Regiment
Elements of 42 Engineer Regiment
64 Works Group Royal Engineers
1st (United Kingdom) Armoured Division Headquarters and Signal Regiment
Elements of 10th Signal Regiment
Elements of 14th Signal Regiment
Elements of 15th Signal Regiment
Elements of 30th Signal Regiment
Elements of 1st Battalion The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment
2nd Battalion The Rifles
5th Battalion The Rifles
Elements of 3 Regiment Army Air Corps
1 Logistic Support Regiment The Royal Logistic Corps
Elements of 6 Regiment The Royal Logistic Corps
Elements of 7 Regiment The Royal Logistic Corps
Elements of 11 Explosive Ordnance Disposal Regiment The Royal Logistic Corps
Elements of 13 Air Assault Support Regiment The Royal Logistic Corps
Elements of 29 Regiment The Royal Logistic Corps
1 Medical Regiment...
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