UK soldiers hand over Nad 'Ali patrol base to Afghan Police

Ministry of Defence said:
Members of 1st Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment ('The Vikings') have handed over control of Patrol Base Silab in Nad 'Ali to the Afghan security forces.

That's the withdrawal without victory started, then.

Christ knows how the Vikings feel about the losses among their brothers in arms, with f#ckall to show for it but this.
Good, Silab is in an awful location. Only one vehicular route in and out, difficult to reinforce quickly and a nightmare to get out by air, because no flights in if there was any enemy activity in the area.

The Mercians were in situ when I was there, one of the best Regiments I've had the pleasure of working with.

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