Afghan army officer academy welcomes first intake

24 Oct 2013 11:21 AM

Hundreds of new recruits have begun training at the new Afghan National Army Officer Academy (ANAOA) in Kabul, Afghanistan.

More than 270 members of the first kandak, equivalent to a British Army battalion, arrived at the site in Qargha, on the western outskirts of Kabul, and are now progressing through instructional lessons. They are being taught by Afghan platoon commanders and sergeants who have been trained since May by their British counterparts.

The opening of the academy marks a significant step in Britain’s long-term commitment to a stable future for Afghanistan.

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