40 Commando takes over command of Sangin operations
40 Commando Royal Marines take over authority of Sangin from 3rd Battalion The Rifles
MoD website 20 Apr 2010 said:
Responsibility for and command of the Sangin Area of Operations has officially been transferred from 3rd Battalion The Rifles (3 RIFLES) to 40 Commando Royal Marines...
RN website 20 Apr 2010 said:
At 14:00 local time yesterday afternoon, 3rd Battalion The Rifles officially transferred responsibility and command of the Sangin area of operations to 40 Commando Royal Marines. Over the last few weeks, Royal Marine Commandos and attached Ranks have been arriving in Forward Operating Base (FOB) Jackson, in the Sangin region of Helmand province. They have been receiving comprehensive handovers from their counterparts in the 3 Rifles. The Area of Operations was formally handed by the 3 Rifles Commanding Officer, Lt Col Nick Kitson, to Lt Col Paul James, Commanding Officer of 40 Commando Royal Marines...