The 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment is now responsible for security in Nahr-e Saraj in Helmand province in Afghanistan. The handover signifies the beginning of the six-month operational tour for the 3 YORKS Battle Group, who are due to return to the UK in November 2012.
We are deeply indebted to 5 RIFLES for their hard work and endeavours over the past six months. We have been gifted the perfect start, especially with regards to the excellent relationships that have been formed with the Afghan National Security Forces. We look forward to continuing the mission this summer in support of the Afghan National Security Forces and continuing working towards transition."