Tuesday, 27 February 2007

New troops given extra firepower in Afghanistan

opswarfare feels that this news sort of justifies the strength of heavy combat forces over light forces. The official MOD announcement is here. List of reinforcements below.
  • 1st Battalion The Royal Welsh
  • 1st Battalion Scots Guards (Warrior Infantry Fighting Vehicles)
  • 19th Regiment Royal Artillery
  • 5th Regiment Royal Artillery
  • 39th Regiment Royal Artillery (Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System)
  • four more Harrier GR9s to provide Close Air Support
  • 846 Naval Air Squadron (four Sea King helicopters)
  • another C-130 Hercules

No comments:

Post a Comment