Lieutenant Colonel Tim Purbrick

Lieutenant Colonel Tim Purbrick

Lieutenant Colonel Tim Purbrick

Lieutenant Colonel Tim Purbrick is the Spokesman for Task Force Helmand during for Operation HERRICK 14.

Since October 2010 he has been attached to HQ 3 Commando Brigade Royal Marines, based in Plymouth, and he deployed to Afghanistan in March 2011. Tim is a Reservist from the Media Operations Group (Volunteers) and he will return to ‘civvy street’ at the end of this tour.

  • Thank you for sharing the Herrick 14 journey with me… 27 September, 2011 - As a Reservist, my time is nearly up, my mid-career break is nearly over, my mid-life crisis is nearly overcome and I will shortly be heading back to ‘Civvy Street’ to look for a new job. Thank you for sharing the Herrick 14 journey with me.
  • As I write this, a jar of golden, musky scented, sweet Helmand honey is sitting on the desk in front of me 19 September, 2011 - Lieutenant Colonel Tim Purbrick, the spokesman for Task Force Helmand, blogs about swimming in the Helmand River, saying goodbye to the troops as his tour of Helmand comes to an end, and his discovery of delicious Helmand honey.
  • A lot of lives and limbs have been saved. A good week for Helmand. 24 August, 2011 - Lieutenant Colonel Tim Purbrick, the spokesman for Task Force Helmand, blogs about visiting the British Embassy in Kabul and a good week for Helmand.
  • A significantly better offer 26 July, 2011 - Lieutenant Colonel Tim Purbrick, Spokesman for Task Force Helmand, blogs from Afghanistan about an important ceremony that took place on 20 July.
  • "Go, move, go!" 13 July, 2011 - Here's the latest blog from Lieutenant Colonel Tim Purbrick, the Spokesman for Task Force Helmand.
  • Now that’s success 29 June, 2011 - Lieutenant Colonel Tim Purbrick, the Spokesman for Task Force Helmand, writes once again with an update from Afghanistan.
  • Mixing it with the insurgents on the frontline 8 June, 2011 - Lieutenant Colonel Tim Purbrick, Spokesman for Task Force Helmand, blogs from Afghanistan on escorting The Sun's Defence Editor, Virginia Wheeler, on the front line.
  • No Ferrero Rocher at the Deputy Ambassador’s reception 23 May, 2011 - Lieutenant Colonel Tim Purbrick, Spokesman for Task Force Helmand, writes with an update on events in Afghanistan, including a visit to Kabul.
  • The locals were completely amazed 4 May, 2011 - Lieutenant Colonel Tim Purbrick, the Spokesman for Task Force Helmand, blogs again from Afghanistan about his experience of recent events including Easter and the Royal Wedding.
  • I fell off the back of the helicopter 11 April, 2011 - Lieutenant Colonel Tim Purbrick is the Task Force Helmand spokesman for Operation HERRICK 14. Like his predecessor, Lieutenant Colonel David Eastman, he will be blogging throughout his tour. Inhis first post he writes about his first month in Afghanistan.