Back To Bastion: Returning Four Years After British Troops Left Helmand

What happened to Camp Bastion? For nearly a decade it was the epicentre of Britain’s war in Afghanistan - a huge military city built in the...

It was once the largest British overseas military base on the planet, with 14,000 personnel living and working at Camp Bastion, in Afghanistan, during its busiest periods.

Around 114,000 soldiers were based there from April 2007.

However, when coalition combat operations ended in 2014, the base was handed over to the Afghan army and hardware transported back to the UK.

Now, Forces News has been given special access to Bastion, to see what remains of a place that so many once called home.

Back to Bastion
Returning to Afghanistan