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Army Corporal: Afghanistan is 'much more secure'

Army Corporal: Afghanistan is
The latest milestone in Britain's drawdown came as a final convoy of vehicles returned equipment from the camp at Price, to Camp Bastion.

The convoy, or Combat Logistic Patrol (CLP), returned to Bastion yesterday in the last of some 30 convoys that have been bringing kit back from bases across Helmand for the past six months.

At a base in Lashkar Gah, Corporal David Thorpe told ITV News his second tour in Afghanistan has been "much more secure". He said he wants to make sure that British troops leave the region with their "heads held high", and spoke about how he is looking forward to "getting back to my wife and kids".

Lashka Gah, was once the headquarters of Task Force Helmand. The final move comes as the Ministry of Defence announced the closure of three important bases in Helmand province over the last month.
Monday 17 March 2014 10:28
Story Code: 87914
Source : Afghan Voice Agency (AVA), International Service
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