Britain's War in Helmand
The British Army deployed its first combat mission in southern Afghanistan in early 2006. The initial force, based around the 3rd battalion The Parachute Regiment, had been warned for a ‘robust’ peace support operation. Instead, they found themselves
in a bloody ‘break in battle’ with the enemy.
The plan was....
"British forces have been involved in some of the fiercest fighting since the Korean War"
Lt Gen Sir David Richards, ISAF Commander 2006
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