Camp Bastion through the years | British Forces News "Camp Bastion, the British military’s biggest operational hub is approaching the peak of its existence. As outlying bases close, more troops and kit temporarily move into the vast city in the sand. And there are few currently serving who won’t have spent some time there. But by the year’s end the numbers will have fallen and its future beyond 2014 is still in the balance. Forces News looks back on the Bastion years."