Today's commemoration service to mark the end of combat operations in Afghanistan comes as the country's cricket team goes head-to-head with England.
It's part of this year's Cricket World Cup and also marks a significant milestone for Major Andrew Banks.
After being posted to the British Embassy in Kabul in 2002, Major Banks saw an opportunity to use cricket as a means of breaking down boundaries.
He spent his spare time sourcing kit and equipment to help develop the sport in the war torn country.
Julian Evans went to meet him at the home of Surrey Cricket, The Kia Oval.