News story: Latest deployment of UK forces to Afghanistan announced

This week saw the UK’s military headquarters in Helmand disbanded and the functions integrated into Regional Command (South West).

Around half of the units due to deploy in June will come under the command of a UK one-star within the United States Marine Corps commanded headquarters. The remainder will deploy elsewhere within Camp Bastion and in Kandahar and Kabul as part of the UK’s overall contribution.

Members of the reserve forces will continue to deploy to Afghanistan as part of this integrated force.

This will be the final phase of the UK’s combat operations in Afghanistan, known as Operation Herrick, which will come to an end on 31 December 2014.

The forces deploying include:

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