The exercise is the culmination of 6 months of arduous and comprehensive training undertaken by the BRF all over the UK. This preparation has included surveillance, reconnaissance and specialist weapon training.
The 10-day exercise has seen the BRF deploy both in their Jackal vehicles and by Chinook helicopter to conduct search missions to clear compounds filled with Afghan actors.
During Herrick 18 the BRF will be working to support the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF), helping them to deliver security in Helmand.
Major Tom Armitage, Officer Commanding the BRF, said:
The final training exercise was an excellent culmination to our training and has proved the BRF to be ready to operate in Helmand supporting the ANSF. We are all looking forward to deploying in the next few weeks.