British soldiers leave Main Operating Base Lashkar Gah on 1 March 2014 (library image) [Picture: Corporal Ross Fernie, Crown copyright]
After 8 years of front line operations, the UK’s military headquarters in Helmand was disbanded yesterday.
In the latest stage of the ongoing drawdown of UK operations in Afghanistan, the functions of Headquarters Task Force Helmand have been subsumed into the wider US-led Regional Command (South West).
Read more: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/ceremony-marks-end-of-task-force-helmand
what i wouldn’t give for ten thousand cats right now
At Bridge Four on the outskirts of Basra, a soldier of 1st Battalion, The Irish Guards looks for possible Iraqi enemy positions as Royal Engineer technicians prepare to cap one of the burning oil wells within the city of Basra, 3 April 2003.
(Imperial War Museum)
Basic field stripped Gen 4 Glock 20. This one has been customized with a nickel boron finish on its slide and barrel. The guide rod might be an aftermarket model in stainless steel. Tempted to refinish my Gen 3 Glock 20 for a duo-tone look. (GRH)