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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