Brigade prepares for final Afghanistan tour
8 May 2014 12:43 PM
Service men and women
have been showcasing their work ahead of the last historic
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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