Royal Marines open new Afghan Police Training Centre
A Military Operations news article
16 Jun 10
Royal Marines based in Sangin have opened a new police training centre for the Afghan National Police that they are training and mentoring.
The men of 40 Commando Royal Marines have built the new training centre inside the walls of Forward Operating Base Jackson where they are based.
It is intended that about a dozen Aghan policemen will rotate through the foundation and advanced training courses each week learning drills for countering improvised explosive devices, first aid, searching techniques, patrolling drills and checkpoint drills, and also more advanced subjects such as forensics.
The enabling of the Afghan Security Forces, is a key part of NATO's strategy in Afghanistan. The sooner the Afghans can take responsibility for their own security and carry out security operations without the need for ISAF support, ensuring the long-term security and stability of the country, the sooner British forces can come home....