A gunner prepares for a patrol from Laskar Gah, Helmand, Afghanistan, 3 May 2006
Digital photograph by Corporal Mike Fletcher, Royal Logistic Corps, Helmand Task Force Photographer, 2006.
A member of 16 Air Assault Brigade wearing parachute wings and a Royal Artillery drop zone flash badge, armed with a Minimi machine gun, stands near British and Afghan flags flying in Lashkar Gah.
This photograph was taken during Operation HERRICK IV in May 2006, after a British Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) took over control from an American unit in Lashkar Gah, the provincial capital of Helmand Province. Joint patrols with Afghan National Police were mounted to in the area in order to foster a secure environment where Afghan governmental institutions could thrive.
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National Army Museum, Study collection