UK operations in Afghanistan are conducted under the name Operation HERRICK.
Operation HERRICK 17 runs from October 2012 until March 2013. Soldiers and Officers will be blogging from the units that make up 4th Mechanized Brigade (The Black Rats).
The Royal Dragoon Guards have deployed to Afghanistan as the Police Mentoring and Advisory Group and are also responsible for Mobility Protection, with soldiers working in the Warthog Group. Trooper Sam Lowe describes how his first few weeks tour in Afghanistan. Sam, from Rotherham, is 22 years old. He is working in a Tac Team … Continue reading Trooper Sam Lowe – Royal Dragoon Guards
Lieutenant Tom Shorland-Ball, Second-in-Command of B Squadron, Royal Dragoon Guards (RDG), is preparing to deploy to Afghanistan on operation HERRICK 17. The Royal Dragoon Guards will have two, quite separate roles during their tour. One Squadron will be working as the Warthog Group (a brigade-level asset) with the remainder working alongside Afghan police forces as … Continue reading Lt Tom Ball 2OC B Squadron – Royal Dragoon Guards
I am an Army reservist, Rifles cap badge and member of the Media Operations Group (Volunteers) (MOG(V)). As an Ex-infantier-turned-photographer I’m currently deployed on a winter tour of Afghanistan on Op Herrick 17, as the video operator for the Army Combat Camera Team (CCT), which is a three-man team consisting of a photographer, video operator … Continue reading Corporal Mike Hubbard
LCpl Hylands is currently serving with 8 Troop, 73 Armoured Engineer Squadron (AES) on Operation HERRICK 17. 73 AES deployed along with the rest of 21 Engineer Regiment as part of Task Force Helmand Engineer Group, at the beginning of September 2012 on Op HERRICK 17. 21 Engineer Regiment from Ripon, North Yorkshire is made … Continue reading Lance Corporal Hylands
SSgt (FofS (IS)) Kay, a member of 2 Signal Regiment (2SR) and will be working in the Ops team of 246 Gurkha Signal Squadron, based in Camp Bastion for a six month tour on Operation HERRICK 17. He previously deployed in 2010/2011 with 16 Air Assault Brigade and was based in Lash Gakhar. The main … Continue reading SSgt (FofS(IS)) Kay – 2 Signal Regiment