UK operations in Afghanistan are conducted under the name Operation HERRICK. Operation HERRICK 18 runs from May 2013 until October 2013. Hear from Soldiers and Officers who took part in the Operation in their own words.
Captain Sophie Whitaker is a serving war artist whose main job is to provide Joint Fires Targeting support to Task Force Helmand on OP HERRICK 18. As a member of 74 Battery (The Battleaxe Company) 39 Regiment Royal Artillery – attached to 1 Royal Horse Artillery, Sophie works in the Brigade Headquarters, Lashkar Gah, where she finds time between an … Continue reading Captain Sophie Whitaker – An Artist Abroad
Lance Corporal Joshua Crook, of Y Company 1st Battalion The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers (1RRF), joined the Army in January 2011 and attended the Infantry Training Centre Catterick for the six-month Combat Infantryman Course. He joined 1RRF in September 2011 and since then has completed countless exercises. Joshua attended and passed the Fire Team Commander’s Course in January … Continue reading Lance Corporal Joshua Crook
The Combat Camera Team (CCT) is a trio of defence correspondents for the MOD. It’s their job to collect multimedia stories about British forces on operations in Afghanistan. The three are all trained soldiers who have served in other parts of the Army, and can revert to this role if needs be. As a result, … Continue reading Combat Camera Team (CCT) – Op Herrick 18