Task Force Helmand

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Task Force Helmand
Active April 2006-1 April 2014
Country United Kingdom
Bosnia
Denmark
Estonia
Jordan
Tonga
Role Combat forces
Part of Regional Command Southwest
Engagements War in Afghanistan
* Helmand province campaign

Task Force Helmand was the name given to a military unit of the International Security Assistance Force in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Task Force Helmand is currently part of Regional Command Southwest and consists primarily of personnel from the British Armed Forces, as well as contribution from NATO allies Denmark and Estonia. It was established in April 2006, which coincided with the deployment of Operation Herrick 4.

During August 2013 the Headquarters of Task Force Helmand moved from MOB Lashkar Gah to Camp Bastion.[1]

On 1 April 2014 the command was disbanded and its responsibilities were turned over to Regional Command Southwest.[2]

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Citations[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "UK in Afghanistan transformed country, says commander". BBC. Retrieved 28 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Ceremony Marks End of Task Force Helmand". British Forces Broadcasting Service (BFBS). Retrieved 2 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "UK military 'made wrong calculations' on Afghanistan". BBC. 23 October 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2016. 
  4. ^ "MoD names two dead UK servicemen". BBC. 15 January 2007. Retrieved 24 July 2016. 
  5. ^ "Shura held in Sangin District Centre yesterday". NATO. 13 April 2007. Retrieved 30 April 2014. 
  6. ^ "Keeping us in picture on Afghan conflict". The Scotsman. 10 October 2009. Retrieved 24 July 2016. 
  7. ^ "War in Afghanistan cannot be won, British commander Brigadier Mark Carleton-Smith warns". The Telegraph. 5 October 2008. Retrieved 30 April 2014. 
  8. ^ "British troops put Taliban 'on the run'". The Guardian. 1 June 2008. Retrieved 30 April 2014. 
  9. ^ a b "New Army boss in Afghanistan". Sunday Sun. 4 October 2009. Retrieved 24 July 2016. 
  10. ^ "Brigadier Richard Felton takes over Task Force Helmand". BBC. 10 April 2010. Retrieved 30 April 2014. 
  11. ^ "Major-General James Chiswell". Paradata. Retrieved 24 July 2016. 
  12. ^ "Petraeus visits Royal Marines in Helmand". Defence News. 6 June 2011. Retrieved 24 July 2016. 
  13. ^ a b "12 Mechanized Brigade has taken command of Task Force Helmand in Afghanistan, officially marking the start of Operation HERRICK 16". Ministry of Defence. Retrieved 24 July 2016. 
  14. ^ "1st Mechanized Brigade takes over in Helmand". Ministry of Defence. Retrieved 24 July 2016. 

Bibliography[edit]

  • Guards, Coldstream (2016). 10 Years in Afghanistan. UK: Coldstream Guards.