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Many of the Royal Anglian Regiment soldiers now stationed at what is likely to be the final British base in Afghanistan's Helmand Province are on their first tour of duty.
Among them is 23-year-old Pvt David Jackson, from Lincoln, who said he was pleased to finally be putting his training to use.
Soldiers from the Midlands and Anglia regions who have taken over the main operating base in Helmand Province will also provide training for local forces.
The Royal Anglian Regiment - known as The Poachers - are now responsible for the Lashkar Gah training centre, where the Afghan National Police can get training.
The soldiers will also run the Operational Coordination Centre - Provincial, which coordinates the work between the Afghan National Army and the Afghan Police, teaching them how to work together to provide security.
Soldiers from the Royal Anglian Regiment have taken charge of one of the last remaining British bases in Afghanistan's Helmand Province.
They are likely to be the last of the UK forces to be based in the capital.
The servicemen and women, who come from Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire, are now situated at the Main Operating Base Lashkar Gah, which is one of five remaining bases including Camp Bastion.
They will continue supporting the Afghan forces where necessary, before the ultimate handover of the base to the country's own forces and their redeployment back to the UK.