US and NATO forces withdrew from Afghanistan last month, following efforts to bring eligible people out of the capital.
However, the Taliban forces controlled entry to Kabul's airport and played a facilitating role in the mission.
Warrant Officer Class 2 Ross Willis, Alma Company Sergeant Major, 2nd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment (2 YORKS), said:
"I think it was harder for me to get my head around that than it was for a young section commander, a young platoon commander, a young soldier – who were the bulk of the company."
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