Afghanistan — Aussie Gunners deployed with British troops in Afghanistan

Four­teen Aus­tralian artillery gun­ners from 4 Field Reg­i­ment are work­ing and liv­ing with British artillery unit 4th Reg­i­ment Roy­al Artillery, out of For­ward Oper­at­ing Base (FOB) Bud­wan, Hel­mand Province Afghanistan. They have named their troop after Vic­to­ria Cross-win­ner Sir Roden Cut­ler and are fir­ing their 105mm artillery guns in sup­port of ground forces with­in their Area of Operations. 

The gun­ners of Cut­ler troop are the fifth rota­tion of Aus­tralian artillery serv­ing with the British Army on Oper­a­tion Her­rick since 2008. 

At FOB Bud­wan the 36 British and Aus­tralian gun­ners share the walled space with Dan­ish sol­diers, tanks, mor­tars and infantry, British engi­neers and a British ground to ground rock­et detachment. 

The Aus­tralian gun­ners return home to Aus­tralia from their six-month deploy­ment lat­er this year in October. 

Press release
Min­is­te­r­i­al Sup­port and Pub­lic Affairs,
Depart­ment of Defence,
Can­ber­ra, Australia 

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