3rd Division (United Kingdom)
The 3rd Division, known at various times as the Iron Division, 3rd Division, Montys Iron Sides or as Iron Sides, is a regular army division of the British Army. The division is sometimes referred to as the Iron Division. The divisions other battle honours include, the Battle of Waterloo, the Crimean War, the Second Boer War and it was commanded for a time, during the Second World War, by Bernard Montgomery. The division was to have part of a proposed Commonwealth Corps, formed for a planned invasion of Japan in 1945–46. During the Second World War, the became the pattern of three — a black triangle trisected by an inverted red triangle, created by Bernard Montgomery to instil pride in his troops. The 3rd held their ground and pushed on with other divisions to capture the village of Arinez. The 3rd Division was present at the Battle of Quatre Bras, 5/390 5x9lb guns 1x5.5 inch Howitzer Cleeves Field Brigade Kings German Legion 6/209 5x9lb guns 1x5. The 3rd Division served on the Western Front in France and Belgium for four years, during this time, it was nicknamed The Iron Division.
Its first commander during the war, Major-General Hubert Hamilton, was killed by shellfire near Béthune in October 1914, 2nd Battalion, Royal Irish Regiment 4th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment The following battalions joined the brigade for periods in 1915 and 1916. After the end of the First World War, the division was stationed in southern England where it formed part of Southern Command, in 1937, one of its brigades, the 9th Infantry Brigade, was commanded by Brigadier Bernard Montgomery. He assumed command of the 3rd Division shortly before Britain declared war on Nazi Germany in September 1939. The 3rd Infantry Division, under the command of Major General Bernard Montgomery, was sent overseas to France in late September 1939, there the division became part of Lieutenant General Alan Brookes II Corps of the British Expeditionary Force. However, unlike in the First World War, where the division was almost immediately engaged in desperate fighting, Montgomery instantly began training the men of his division in a tough training regime.
As with most of the rest of the BEF, training was hampered by a shortage of modern equipment. In May 1940, after months of relative inactivity, the German Army launched its attack in the west which resulted in the BEF being split up from the French Army. Due to Montgomerys strict training regime, the 3rd Division suffered comparatively few casualties, the 3rd British Infantry Division was the first British formation to land at Sword Beach on D-Day,6 June 1944, as part of the invasion of Normandy, part of the larger Operation Overlord. For the assault landing, 3rd British Division was organised as a Division Group and these included 27th Armoured Brigade and 22nd Dragoons, 1st Special Service Brigade and No. The divisions own artillery were all self-propelled and the SP field guns, after D-Day the 3rd Infantry Division fought through the Battle for Caen, in Operation Charnwood and Operation Goodwood
The Kosovo War was an armed conflict in Kosovo that lasted from 5 March 1998 until 11 June 1999. After attempts at a diplomatic solution failed, NATO intervened, justifying the campaign in Kosovo as a humanitarian war and this precipitated a mass expulsion of Kosovar Albanians as the Yugoslav forces continued to fight during the aerial bombardment of Yugoslavia. The war ended with the Kumanovo Treaty, with Yugoslav and Serb forces agreeing to withdraw from Kosovo to make way for an international presence, Kosovos borders did not precisely match the areas of ethnic Albanian settlement in Yugoslavia. Kosovos formal autonomy, established under the 1945 Yugoslav constitution, initially meant relatively little in practice, the secret police cracked down hard on nationalists. In 1956 a number of Albanians went on trial in Kosovo on charges of espionage, the threat of separatism was in fact minimal, as the few underground groups aiming for union with Albania had little political significance. Demaci himself was imprisoned in 1964 along with many of his followers, Yugoslavia underwent a period of economic and political crisis in 1969, as a massive government program of economic reform widened the gap between the rich north and poor south of the country.
Student demonstrations and riots in Belgrade in June 1968 spread to Kosovo in November of the same year, Tito conceded some of the students demands—in particular, representative powers for Albanians in both the Serbian and Yugoslav state bodies and better recognition of the Albanian language. The University of Pristina was established as an independent institution in 1970, the lack of Albanian-language educational materials in Yugoslavia hampered the Albanisation of education in Kosovo, so an agreement was struck with Albania itself to supply textbooks. In 1974 Kosovos political status improved further when a new Yugoslav constitution granted a set of political rights. Along with Vojvodina, Kosovo was declared a province and gained many of the powers of a fully-fledged republic, power was still exercised by the Communist Party, but it was now devolved mainly to ethnic Albanian communists. Titos death on 4 May 1980 ushered in a period of political instability, worsened by growing economic crisis.
The disturbances were quelled by the Presidency of Yugoslavia proclaiming a state of emergency, sending in riot police and the army, hard-liners instituted a fierce crackdown on nationalism of all kinds and Serbian alike. Kosovo endured a heavy secret-police presence throughout most of the 1980s that ruthlessly suppressed any unauthorised nationalist manifestations, according to a report quoted by Mark Thompson, as many as 580,000 inhabitants of Kosovo were arrested, interned or reprimanded. Thousands of these lost their jobs or were expelled from their educational establishments, during this time tension between the Albanian and Serbian communities continued to escalate. Such concerns did attract interest in Belgrade, stories appeared from time to time in the Belgrade media claiming that Serbs and Montenegrins were being persecuted. There was a perception among Serbian nationalists that Serbs were being driven out of Kosovo, in addition to all this, the worsening state of Kosovos economy made the province a poor choice for Serbs seeking work.
Albanians, as well as Serbs, tended to favor their compatriots when hiring new employees, Kosovo was the poorest entity of Yugoslavia, the average per capita income was $795, compared with the national average of $2,635. 33 nationalist formations were dismantled by Yugoslav police, who sentenced some 280 people and seized arms caches, in Kosovo an increasingly poisonous atmosphere between Serbs and Albanians led to wild rumors being spread and otherwise trivial incidents being blown out of proportion
Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Gary George Dalton, GCB, ADC is a retired Royal Air Force commander and current Lieutenant Governor of Jersey. As commanding officer of XIII Squadron, he deployed on Operation Jural and he moved on to high command, serving as Head of Air Operations at the Ministry of Defence during the preparations for and conduct of Operation Telic in Iraq. In that capacity he implemented 2,700 redundancies, as determined by the Strategic Defence, Dalton was educated at Clarendon Park Junior School and Lancaster School in Leicester, and the University of Bath, where he studied Aeronautical Engineering. Dalton was commissioned as a University Cadet on 16 September 1973, Dalton was promoted to flying officer on 15 January 1977, and flight lieutenant on 15 October 1977. He flew the SEPECAT Jaguar on three tours, operating from the UK and Germany in both attack and tactical reconnaissance roles. Dalton was promoted to squadron leader on 1 July 1984, following the Advanced Staff Course, training to fly the Panavia Tornado, and promotion to wing commander on 1 July 1990, Dalton commanded XIII Squadron.
He deployed on Operation Jural, the United Kingdoms contribution to Operation Southern Watch enforcing the No-Fly Zone over Southern Iraq, Dalton was promoted to group captain on 1 July 1994, and in 1997 took command of RAF Coltishall and the RAFs Jaguar force. On promotion to air commodore on 1 January 2000, he was appointed Head of the Eurofighter Typhoon Programme Assurance Group at the Ministry of Defence, following the Higher Command and Staff Course in 2002, Dalton was appointed Head of Air Operations, at the Ministry of Defence. His tenure in this role was dominated by the preparations for, on promotion to air vice marshal on 14 May 2003, Dalton was appointed Director Information Superiority. He was appointed Controller Aircraft in 2004, retaining this post upon his appointment as Director Typhoon on 2 May 2006 and he was appointed a Companion of the Order of the Bath in the 2006 New Year Honours. On 1 May 2007, Dalton was promoted to air marshal, in the 2009 Birthday Honours he was appointed Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath.
He was promoted to air marshal and appointed Chief of the Air Staff. Dalton was appointed Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath in the 2012 Birthday Honours, in light of the Libyan conflict, Dalton warned that there was a heck of a lot to be doing and that the military was nearing the point of exhaustion. Dalton was appointed as Honorary Air Commodore to the RAF Regiment on 21 September 2013 and he became Vice President of the Yorkshire Air Museum in 2009 before taking up the post of President in 2015. It was announced on 20 December 2016 that Dalton would be appointed Lieutenant Governor of Jersey and he was sworn in to office on 13 March 2017. Dalton is married with two grown-up children and his interests include sports and history. He was awarded a degree by the University of Leicester in 2011. BBC News – Profile, Air Marshal Stephen Dalton
Culford School is a coeducational independent day and boarding school for pupils age 3–18 in the village of Culford, four miles north of Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk, England. The headmaster is a member of the Headmasters and Headmistresses Conference, the school was founded as the East Anglian School for Boys, incorporating an institution founded in 1873 by Congregationalist minister, Dr John H. L. Christien. The original school was in Northgate Street in Bury St Edmunds, in 1935 the school moved to Culford Park, former home of the 7th Earl Cadogan, and thereafter became known as Culford School. It is at the centre of East Anglia, c.90 minutes from London,60 from Norwich,40 from Ipswich, the school sits in 480 acres of Repton parkland with grazing, formal gardens and the 16th-18th Century Culford Hall. Originally the Hall became dormitories and classrooms, the laundry the sanatorium, the forge the art and woodwork studios, the first new building to be added was Cadogan House, for junior boys, in 1938.
The Leigh Memorial Swimming Pool was built in the same year, the Skinner and Hastings buildings were added in the 1960s, followed during the 1970s-1990s by an auditorium, pre-prep school, medical centre and biology laboratories. Purpose-built boarding houses and the Ashby Dining Hall were constructed in 1972,1972 was the year in which Culford amalgamated with its sister school, the East Anglian School for Girls, becoming one of the first fully co-educational HMC schools. New Houses were formed as follows, Culford is a selective school accepting pupils from a broad ability range, half of the senior pupils are boarders. Three schools are housed within the Park, Pre-Prep is for day boys, founded in 1984, it is set on the village side of Culford Park. The current headmistress is Mrs Sarah Preston, the Preparatory School is a boarding and day school for pupils aged 7 –13. It occupies the north of the Park, surrounded by its own pitches, the present headmaster is Mr Mike Schofield, formerly a Senior housemaster.
Upper 3 entry to the Senior School is by Common Entrance, the Senior School is a mixed boarding and day school, for ages 13 –18. The houses overlook parkland and pitches, with academic pursuits centred upon Culford Hall, Pupils join from UK and overseas prep and maintained schools, exhibitions, Forces allowances and Methodist Schools assistance are offered. The ten thousand volume Library was previously located in an oak panelled room overlooking Culford Hall’s south front, a new library in a separate modern building was formally opened on 8 September 2015, and its previous location is now the Senior Common Room. The Centenary Hall, containing a Studio Theatre opened in 2006 by HRH the Duke of Gloucester, is within the main building. The Culford Foundation has raised funds for a new Pre-Prep nursery and dining hall, an astro-turf, the William Miller Science Centre, the Foundation maintains the Old Culfordians association. Culford is a Christian Methodist foundation, and the Church supports the school whilst accepting pupils of all faiths, there are nine acts of weekday worship plus Sunday services at St Marys church - pupils who so wish are confirmed jointly as Methodists and Anglicans.
The Chaplaincy provides compulsory chaplaincy studies until the Fifth Form, a new Chaplaincy Centre opened in 2008, a parallel Ofsted report rated boarding provision as outstanding, and the Nursery, for children aged 3–4, was rated outstanding in every area by Ofsted inspectors in June 2008
England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Scotland to the north and Wales to the west, the Irish Sea lies northwest of England and the Celtic Sea lies to the southwest. England is separated from continental Europe by the North Sea to the east, the country covers five-eighths of the island of Great Britain in its centre and south, and includes over 100 smaller islands such as the Isles of Scilly, and the Isle of Wight. England became a state in the 10th century, and since the Age of Discovery. The Industrial Revolution began in 18th-century England, transforming its society into the worlds first industrialised nation, Englands terrain mostly comprises low hills and plains, especially in central and southern England. However, there are uplands in the north and in the southwest, the capital is London, which is the largest metropolitan area in both the United Kingdom and the European Union. In 1801, Great Britain was united with the Kingdom of Ireland through another Act of Union to become the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
In 1922 the Irish Free State seceded from the United Kingdom, leading to the latter being renamed the United Kingdom of Great Britain, the name England is derived from the Old English name Englaland, which means land of the Angles. The Angles were one of the Germanic tribes that settled in Great Britain during the Early Middle Ages, the Angles came from the Angeln peninsula in the Bay of Kiel area of the Baltic Sea. The earliest recorded use of the term, as Engla londe, is in the ninth century translation into Old English of Bedes Ecclesiastical History of the English People. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, its spelling was first used in 1538. The earliest attested reference to the Angles occurs in the 1st-century work by Tacitus, the etymology of the tribal name itself is disputed by scholars, it has been suggested that it derives from the shape of the Angeln peninsula, an angular shape. An alternative name for England is Albion, the name Albion originally referred to the entire island of Great Britain.
The nominally earliest record of the name appears in the Aristotelian Corpus, specifically the 4th century BC De Mundo, in it are two very large islands called Britannia, these are Albion and Ierne. But modern scholarly consensus ascribes De Mundo not to Aristotle but to Pseudo-Aristotle, the word Albion or insula Albionum has two possible origins. Albion is now applied to England in a poetic capacity. Another romantic name for England is Loegria, related to the Welsh word for England, the earliest known evidence of human presence in the area now known as England was that of Homo antecessor, dating to approximately 780,000 years ago. The oldest proto-human bones discovered in England date from 500,000 years ago, Modern humans are known to have inhabited the area during the Upper Paleolithic period, though permanent settlements were only established within the last 6,000 years
He was the Chair of the Liberal Democrats 2015 general election team. A polyglot, Ashdown has a qualification in Mandarin and is fluent in several other languages. Ashdown is the eldest of seven children, he has four brothers and he was born in New Delhi, India, on 27 February 1941 to a family of soldiers and colonial administrators who spent their lives in India. His father was a lapsed Catholic, and his mother a Protestant and his mother was a nurse in the Queen Alexandras Royal Army Nursing Corps. Although court-martialled for disobeying orders, he was exonerated, and by the end of the war had risen to the rank of colonel, Ashdown was largely brought up in Northern Ireland, where his father bought a farm in 1945 near Donaghadee. He went to Hong Kong in 1967 to undertake a full-time interpreters course in Chinese, Ashdown left the Royal Marines to join the Secret Intelligence Service. As diplomatic cover, he worked for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office as first secretary to the United Kingdom mission to the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland.
At the UN, Ashdown was responsible for relations with several UN organisations, involved in the negotiation of international treaties. While in the Marines, Ashdown had been a supporter of the Labour Party, Ashdown decided to enter politics due to living during the era of two general elections in one year and the Three-Day Week. He said that most of my friends thought it was utterly bonkers to leave the diplomatic service, in the 1979 general election which returned the Conservatives to power, Ashdown regained second place, establishing a clear lead of 9% over the Labour candidate. The Conservative majority of 11,382 was still enough to be regarded as a safe seat. However, Ashdown had gained momentum after his years of local campaigning. The Labour vote fell to only 5. 5% and Ashdown won the seat with a majority of over 3,000, Ashdown had long been on his partys social democratic wing, supporting the 1977 Lib-Lab pact, and the SDP–Liberal Alliance. It is the weapon we HAVE to stop, shortly after entering the House of Commons, he was appointed SDP–Liberal Alliance spokesman on Trade and Industry and on Education.
When the Liberal Party merged in 1988 with the Social Democrats to form the Social and Liberal Democrats, he was elected as the new partys leader, Ashdown led the Liberal Democrats into two general elections, in 1992 and 1997. The LibDems recorded a net loss of two seats in 1992, when the party was recovering from the after-effects of the 1988 merger. However at the 1997 election, the Liberal Democrats won 46 seats, their best performance since the 1920s, the discussions began in early 1993, while the party was still being led by Blairs predecessor John Smith, who died suddenly in May 1994. After Blair was elected as Labour leader that summer, the talks continued, there was never any need for a coalition, as the 1997 general election ended in a Labour landslide victory
Kai Aage Eide is a Norwegian diplomat and writer. Eide has previously served as the Special Envoy of the United Nations Secretary-General in Kosovo in 2005, Eide has Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1997–1998. He has been a member of the Norwegian Foreign Service since 1975 and he was the Norwegian ambassador to North Atlantic Treaty Organization from 2002 to 2006, and to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe from 1998 to 2002. He has posted as Special Adviser on the Balkans at the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. While being a member of the Labor Party today, he has active in national politics. In the Syse government, he was appointed State Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister and he served as a deputy representative to the Norwegian Parliament from Akershus during the 1993–97 term. Degree from the University of Oslo in 1975, where he studied science, international law, French. After being informed of his dismissal, Galbraith wrote Ban Ki-moon a letter accusing Eide of helping to cover up electoral fraud, on 11 December 2009 Kai Eide, announced that he would step down from his post in March.
He said he was not resigning but simply fulfilling a commitment he made to his family in March 2008 to spend two years in Kabul. De Mistura, a Swedish-Italian diplomat who headed the UN mission in Baghdad, was appointed as his successor. Galbraith predicted that Eide would be replaced by Swedish diplomat De Mistura, Galbraith explained that he was merely trying to address a constitutional crisis precipitated by Karzais maneuvering to stay in office a full year beyond the end of his term. Since Karzais term had ended on 21 May 2009, he would illegally be in office a year after his term ended in circumstances that could provoke unrest. Eide did not address the issue of Karzais effort to extend his term. It was during this conversation that Galbraith proposed taking a leave to the United States, according to Eide, he met with regional commanders on the Quetta Shura, the Talibans leadership council, in Dubai on 8 January 2010. It was not clear how significant a faction had showed up in Dubai or how serious they were, a western official confirmed that there were indications of splits in the Taliban over the prospect of a settlement.
Taliban sources denied that there had been such a meeting and dismissed them as baseless rumors, while serving as Chairman in Office of the OSCE, Kai Eide arranged for the Norwegian Government to rent a very expensive villa for his use. His landlord subsequently gave him a painting by the German Expressionist artist Oskar Kokoschka which he did not declare to the Norwegian tax authorities, during the subsequent investigation, Kai Eide took a leave from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The Iraq War was a protracted armed conflict that began in 2003 with the invasion of Iraq by a United States-led coalition that toppled the government of Saddam Hussein. The conflict continued for much of the decade as an insurgency emerged to oppose the occupying forces. An estimated 151,000 to 600,000 or more Iraqis were killed in the first 3–4 years of conflict and it became re-involved in 2014 at the head of a new coalition, the insurgency and many dimensions of the civil armed conflict continue. The invasion began on 20 March 2003, with the U. S. joined by the United Kingdom and several allies, launching a shock. Iraqi forces were overwhelmed as U. S. forces swept through the country. The invasion led to the collapse of the Baathist government, President Hussein was captured during Operation Red Dawn in December of that same year, the United States responded with a troop surge in 2007. The winding down of U. S. involvement in Iraq accelerated under President Barack Obama, the U. S. formally withdrew all combat troops from Iraq by December 2011.
Select U. S. officials accused Saddam of harboring and supporting al-Qaeda, while others cited the desire to end a repressive dictatorship, after the invasion, no substantial evidence was found to verify the initial claims about WMDs. The rationale and misrepresentation of pre-war intelligence faced heavy criticism within the U. S. in the aftermath of the invasion, Iraq held multi-party elections in 2005. Nouri al-Maliki became Prime Minister in 2006 and remained in office until 2014, the al-Maliki government enacted policies that were widely seen as having the effect of alienating the countrys Sunni minority and worsening sectarian tensions. The Iraq War caused hundreds of thousands of civilian, and thousands of military casualties, the majority of casualties occurred as a result of the insurgency and civil conflicts between 2004 and 2007. A1990 Frontline report on The arming of Iraq said, most Western nations participated in an arms embargo against Iraq during the 1980s. Western companies, primarily in Germany and Great Britain, but in the United States, sold Iraq the key technology for its chemical, any Western governments seemed remarkably indifferent, if not enthusiastic, about those deals.
N Washington, the government consistently followed a policy which allowed and perhaps encouraged the growth of Saddam Husseins arsenal. The Western arming of Iraq took place in the context of the Iran-Iraq War, prior to September 2002, the CIA was the George W. Bush administrations main provider of intelligence on Iraq. The agency was out to disprove linkage between Iraq and terrorism the Pentagon adviser told me, the U. N. had prohibited Iraq from developing or possessing such weapons after the Gulf War and required Iraq to permit inspections confirming compliance. This was confirmed by The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, during 2002, Bush repeatedly warned of military action against Iraq unless inspections were allowed to progress unfettered. In accordance with U. N. Security Council Resolution 1441, Iraq agreed to new inspections under United Nations Monitoring, as part of its weapons inspection obligations, Iraq was required to supply a full declaration of its current weapons capabilities and manufacturing
1st Armoured Infantry Brigade (United Kingdom)
The 1st Armoured Infantry Brigade is an infantry brigade of the British Army with a long history including service during both World War I and World War II. It is based at Tidworth Camp, previously it has been designated 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Brigade, 1st Mechanised Brigade, and under Army 2020 will take up the 1st Armoured Infantry Brigade title. Initially designated as the 1st Brigade, the brigade was part of 1st Division during the First World War and it was with the 1st Division on the Western Front throughout the war. On 11 April 1942 the brigade was redesignated and reorganised as 1st Independent Brigade Group, with its own support units, in late 1942 it took part in the North African Campaign in Operation Torch, the Allied landings in French North Africa, arriving in Algiers in November 1942. The brigade fought on the Gothic Line and in the Spring 1945 offensive in Italy. B, beckwith-Smith Lieutenant Colonel L. Bootle-Wilbraham Brigadier F. A. V. Copland-Griffiths Brigadier S. A. Foster Brigadier P. G.
S, heber-Percy Brigadier J. C. Haydon Brigadier C. A. M. D. Two years as the British mandate over Palestine ended the brigade, after the end of the Cold War it was reassigned as part of the new 3rd Division and subsequently became a Mechanised Brigade. In 1996 it was deployed to the Former Republic of Yugoslavia, with Multi-National Division, in 2000 it deployed to Sierra Leone, more recently it deployed to Iraq on Operation Telic. The brigade was deployed to Afghanistan as part of Operation Herrick XVIII It deployed again in 2014, under Army 2020, it was renamed as 1st Armoured Infantry Brigade and remained at Tidworth Camp, forming part of the Reaction Force. F. Orders of Battle, Second World War, 1939–1945, 1st Mechanised Brigade on British Army official website Battle and Unit History Site 1 Infantry Brigade
Royal Anglian Regiment
The Royal Anglian Regiment is an infantry regiment of the British Army and is one of the four regiments of the Queens Division. The regiment came into being following the amalgamation of various county regiments and officers of the regiment have been involved in nearly every conflict in the modern era. The regiment was reduced again in 1992 to two regular and two TA battalions with the loss of the 3rd and 5th Battalions, during the Yugoslav Wars,2 R ANGLIAN was deployed to Bosnia in April 1994 as part of the United Nations peacekeeping force UNPROFOR. In 1995 the 1st Battalion was sent to Croatia as part of 24 Airmobile Brigade between July and October of that year. Shortly after British forces intervened in Sierra Leone during its civil war, in March 2002,1 R ANGLIAN was sent to Afghanistan, where it was based in the capital Kabul as part of the International Security Assistance Force. The following February,2 R ANGLIANs A Company was posted to Kabul and they were replaced by C Company in June.
In 20051 R ANGLIAN undertook tour in Iraq as part of Operation TELIC6 where the group was responsible for the Basra Rural South area of operations. C Company was detached to act as a Brigade Operations Company and was involved in several high-profile arrest operations. The remaining Territorial battalion of the regiment, the East of England Regiment was re-designated on 1 April 2006 as the 3rd Battalion, in Spring 20062 R ANGLIAN deployed to Iraq as part of Op TELIC8 and formed Basra City South Battlegroup. C company was detached to operate as part of Force Reserve and was involved in many high-profile arrest and strike operations. During the tour the Regiment mourned the loss of two soldiers, on 13 May 2006 Private Joseva Lewaicei and Adam Morris died as a result of injuries sustained from a bomb attack in Basra. A third soldier was badly injured, from March to September 2007, as part of 12th Mechanised Brigade,1 R ANGLIAN was deployed to Afghanistan as part of Operation Herrick 6. This deployment was the subject of the Sky One documentary Ross Kemp in Afghanistan, a book has been written by a former commanding officer about the battalion on this tour, Attack State Red, published by Penguin.
They were stationed in Helmand Province, the fighting attracted much media attention due to the ferocity of the combat, with soldiers often having to resort to using bayonets. The battalion suffered nine casualties during its tour, five from attacks, the coroner at the soldiers inquest stated that the incident was due to flawed application of procedures rather than individual errors or recklessness. 1 R ANGLIAN operates in the infantry role under 7th Infantry Brigade and is based at Woolwich. 2 R ANGLIAN operates in the infantry role under 7th Infantry Brigade. 3 R ANGLIAN operates in the infantry role under 7th Infantry Brigade