The British base at Lashkar Gah has been handed over to Afghan control. I spent a good deal of time at the base myself during my two tours of Afghanistan. Although I think the British Public do not realise that Lashkar Gah is a large City. Its name translated means ‘Soldier’s Place’ and it dates back to the time of Alexander the Great.
It has a hustle and bustle with thousands coming and going. Glimpses of modern technology mix with the traditions of old. It is a beautiful place and is target rich for any budding street photographer.
It is certainly a place that I would one day like to go back to as a civilian.
In just a few short weeks I shall take over as the photographer for Task Force Helmand. I am looking forward to the challenge of photographing some of the key stages of transition in the province and showing the control of security being handed over to Afghans.
I look forward to showing off what ‘The Black Rats’ of 4 Mechanized Brigade can do.