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Brigade prepares for final Afghanistan tour

Service men and women have been showcasing their work ahead of the last historic mission. 

Personnel from 20th Armoured Brigade have been showcasing their skills before they deploy to Afghanistan over the next month.

On Salisbury Plain Training Area, personnel had an array of surveillance technology, armoured vehicles and explosive search equipment on display to demonstrate the type of work that they may do during their last operational tour in Afghanistan.

As UK armed forces prepare to draw down from Afghanistan after 13 years of hard service, this tour will see 20th Armoured Brigade continue the work done by 7th Armoured Brigade acting in a predominantly advisory role to the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF).

There are currently around 5,200 UK personnel in Afghanistan, but this final deployment will see the number reduce to 4,100.

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