Operations in Afghanistan: British Forces

List of UK units deployed to the theatre of operations plus links to Coalition information.

Deployed UK Forces

UK Forces are deployed to Afghanistan in support of the UN authorised, NATO led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) mission and as part of the US-led Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF).  UK operations in Afghanistan are being conducted under the name Operation HERRICK.

UK Forces in theatre (deploying from October 2010)

Our forces in Afghanistan are currently around 9,500 strong. The majority of this force is deployed in the south. In addition, the UK also provides service personnel in support of the Headquarters for the ISAF and for OEF, both of which are in Kabul.

The UK force deploying to Afghanistan from October 2010 - April 2011 on Operation HERRICK 13 includes elements of the following Royal Navy, Royal Marines, British Army and Royal Air Force units:


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