Afghanistan

Yorkshire Regiment Marks Helmand Day

2 YORKS are currently on deployment in Afghanistan for a six-month tour.

The Yorkshire Regiment has marked Helmand Day.

Every year since 2007, the Regiment has commemorated the Battle of Musa Qala which took place on December 11.

It saw Afghan National Army troops, led by members of 2 YORKS and US forces, break into the centre of the town.

A day later, following the retreat of the Taliban's fighters, the victorious soldiers raised their flag - an event which has become known as Helmand Day.

2nd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment deployed to Afghanistan in October of this year - their second tour of Kabul in two years.

Ahead of departure from North Yorkshire, troops practised on Exercise Kabul Dawn at Caerwent training area, where they also had to factor in a simulated press organisation.

Personnel from 2 YORKS are alongside 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment and reservists from 4 YORKS. 

Cover image: 2 YORKS C Company on patrol in Afghanistan, Dec 2007 (Picture: British Army/Twitter).