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UK forces’ sacrifices in Afghanistan lauded

UK forces’ sacrifices in Afghanistan lauded

Jun 27, 2013 - 15:40

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): British Ambassador Sir Richard Stagg has commended the achievements and sacrifices of UK military personnel in Afghanistaninfo-icon.

He was speaking at a reception marking the United Kingdom’s Armed Forces Day at his residence in Kabul on Wednesday, according to a statement from the British embassy.

Up to 50 men and womeninfo-icon representing the Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force, currently serving in locations across Kabul, were given a rare few hours off to enjoy a BBQ at the ambassador’s residence.

Sir Richard said: “I am delighted to have this opportunity to thank you personally, as representatives of the British Armed Forces, for your courageous and stalwart service in Afghanistan.” 

It was an important time for the Afghans as their security forces took responsibility for their country’s security, he said, asking the British forces: “You and your colleagues should be rightly proud of the contribution you have made towards this significant milestone.” 

Currently, 7,900 UK military personnel are serving in Afghanistan. This has reduced from 9,000 since the start of 2013 as their role moves to one of training, advice and support.

The UK is committed to supporting Afghan forces’ long-term development through £70m of annual financial support after 2014 and through a training, advising and assisting role. 




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