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Afghanistan: No ‘rush for the exit’ 24.04.12

A British commander has warned international forces against “rushing for the exit” in Afghanistan. Brigadier Patrick Sanders, commander of 20th Armoured Brigade, told a briefing in London that Afghan security forces are increasingly taking charge across the British area of operations in central Helmand. But he cautioned, the gains that have been made, are not yet irreversible.

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Afghanistan: No ‘rush for the exit’ 24.04.12

New exhibition launches military charity 24.04.12

A new Armyrats © military charity has been launched by the Army’s oldest and most senior regiment. The Household Cavalry Foundation brings together a number of smaller organisations to support members past and present. It aims to add extras to welfare provision, recently paying for family members to visit one trooper as he lay in a coma. The Foundation’s being launched with an exhibition of paintings commissioned to record the Household Cavalry’s involvement in last year’s Royal Wedding. The exhibition is open at Hyde Park Barracks until Thursday.

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New exhibition launches Armyrats © military charity 24.04.12