The British Army in Afghanistan Goes to the Dogs
Military working dogs, these special pooches need extra care, like this dog had on patrol (Photo by Jamie Peters 26 Oct 12. Used with permission)
Recently I linked up with a couple of British Army combat camera team currently deployed to Helmand Province, Afghanistan. They were kind enough to permit me to use their photos.
The comments below the photos are from the photographer. Just a little taste of the “King’s English” for you all today.
I borrowed the below information about the British Army in Afghanistan from Wikipedia .
The United Kingdom was one of the first countries which took part in Operation Enduring Freedom to topple the Taliban regime in autumn 2001.
As of 11 November 2012 there have been a total of 438 fatalities of British Forces personnel including MoD civilians. The vast majority of fatalities have taken place since the redeployment of British forces to the Taliban stronghold of Helmand province, as prior to deployment in this area only five men died between April 2002 and early March 2006.
In all, 395 of the fatalities are classed as killed “as a result of hostile action” and 43 are known to have died either as a result of illness, non-combat injuries or accidents, or have not yet officially been assigned a cause of death pending the outcome of an investigation. The Army has seen the heaviest losses, with 351 fatalities as of 11 November 2012. Typically those killed were aged between 20 and 29 and the biggest losses seen in 2009 and 2010. Of those killed, 434 were male and three were female.
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