12 Mechanized Brigade has taken command of Task Force Helmand in Afghanistan, officially marking the start of Operation HERRICK 16.
Brigadier Doug Chalmers, Commander of 12 Mechanized Brigade (left), takes over command of Task Force Helmand from Brigadier Patrick Sanders, Commander of 20th Armoured Brigade. Picture: Corporal Paul Morrison RLC, Crown Copyright/MOD 2012
In a short ceremony yesterday, 10 April 2012, at the Headquarters of Task Force Helmand (TFH) in Lashkar Gah, Brigadier Patrick Sanders, Commander of 20th Armoured Brigade, formally handed over to Brigadier Doug Chalmers, Commander of 12 Mechanized Brigade.
Over the next six months, 12 Mechanized Brigade will look to build upon the achievements made by 20th Armoured Brigade since they arrived in Helmand in October 2011.
Brigadier Sanders reflected on the progress made over the past six months:
“The progress that has been made in central Helmand in the last six months has exceeded all of my expectations.”
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