Lieutenant Steve White, from B Company, 1 YORKS, takes up a defensive position while out on patrol [Picture: Crown Copyright/MOD 2011
Troops from B Company, 1 YORKS, took the fight to the insurgents during a recent patrol with Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand province.
The soldiers, who trained for the rigours of their operational tour for more than a year, are intent on building on the progress made in previous tours.
Supported by the Afghan National Police and their local volunteer counterparts, the Afghan Local Police, Patrol Commander Lieutenant Steve White led his team of nine men for over five hours into the Green Zone with a protective Apache gunship overhead ready to strike if needed.
The insurgents constantly retreated in the face of the patrol, allowing the Afghan police to search several compounds of interest with relative ease.
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