Military planners, logisticians and specialist personnel including dog handlers were among those who deployed to the country to ensure the safe evacuation of British nationals and entitled Afghans.
Personnel from the UK’s high readiness force, 16 Air Assault Brigade, are working in Kabul this week to ensure the safe movement of British nationals and those eligible under the Afghan Relocation and Assistance Policy.
The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (in Berkshire) has been admired all over the world since the 1800s — the name changed from The Royal Military College to Royal Military Academy in 1947.
It is where ambitious soldiers and civilians enter eager to pass out in the Sovereign’s Parade a year later as confident British Army officers.
Its motto, ‘Serve to Lead’ is drilled into every Officer Cadet who passes through.
So, it was at no surprise that when the UK with partner nations committed to building the Afghan National Army Officer Academy (ANAOA), that the Afghans requested that it be…
Boots on the ground is key to this operation.
The patrol helped the peacekeepers understand the problems and security concerns within local areas.
Their presence also helped to reassure the local population that the United Nations is here to help. Finally, it will deter any terrorist activity.
The Long-Range Reconnaissance Group (LRRG) is part of the UN Peacekeeping mission in Mali, MINUSMA.
HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales have completed simultaneous fast jet operations for the first time, despite being separated by 7,000 miles at sea.
Both ships are the UK’s aircraft carriers, which are large ships that have been designed specifically to operate aircraft from.
Earlier this year, prior to HMS Queen Elizabeth’s maiden operational deployment with the UK Carrier Strike Group, both aircraft carriers met at sea side-by-side for the first time.
Over the next five years, the deployment of HMS Tamar and Spey to the Indo-Pacific will see a bolstered British presence in the region. This comes on the back of the maiden deployment by HMS Queen Elizabeth and her Carrier Strike Group which have spent several months working alongside the UK’s allies and partners in the region.
The two warships have sailed on a mission which will see them deployed across a vast area, from the eastern shores of Africa to the west coast of the USA for the next five…
A pre-production example of the UK’s new Remotely Piloted Aircraft called SkyGuardian, has taken to the UK skies.
This cutting-edge technology is part of preparations for the arrival of the UK’s version of SkyGuardian, called Protector, to RAF Waddington.
Here are five key facts to know:
SkyGuardian will only fly in approved areas once it has taken off. It will not fly at low altitude over population centres and a complete safety risk assessment has taken place for all flights.
Today join Lieutenant George, Able Rate Maca and Physical Training Instructor (PTI) Chris, who are currently serving onboard HMS Montrose in the Gulf.
HMS Montrose is one of the Royal Navy’s thirteen Type 23 Frigates. She is stationed at HMNB Devonport, but supports missions all over the world.
Operation PITTING was the biggest military evacuation for over 70 years that enabled over 15,000 people to leave Afghanistan.
The men and women have worked tirelessly over the last two weeks, doing all they can to evacuate those most vulnerable. We are immensely proud of the work they have done.
On Sunday 29th August an RAF Voyager and C-17 aircraft arrived back at RAF Brize Norton carrying military and MOD personnel and…
Among those currently in Afghanistan is Lt Col Caesar, a Trauma and Orthopaedic surgeon from 16 Medical Regiment, working in the Role 2 hospital in Kabul Airport, attached to the Op PITTING mission.