Op Herrick 20 Mid Tour 2014

British Soldiers from 5th Battalion The Rifles Regiment (5 RIFLES) Manoeuvre Battle Group in Afghanistan, 2014.

July has been a significant month for the 5 RIFLES Battle Group (BG); with Salamanca day, the mid-point of the tour, and a number of VIP visits all coinciding with a period of concerted operational activity within the BG area of operations (AO). Despite the number of ‘extra-curricular’ events this month, in typical RIFLES fashion, the BG has remained operationally focused, and maintained its pressure on the insurgency throughout the period of Ramadan and Eid.

"As we reach the half-way point, the 5 RIFLES BG remains unequivocally focussed on the task at hand."