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136/2012 - Ceremony to mark start of building work for Afghan Officer Academy in Kabul as UK brigades changover in Helmand

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

A turning of the earth ceremony has taken place at the site of what will become the Afghan National Army Officer Academy (ANAOA) - underlining the UK’s long-term commitment to a secure Afghanistan after combat operations cease by the end of 2014.