British casualties in Afghanistan

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  1. As we are I believe part of the EU forces in Nato. How are our European
    cousins casualties compared to the UK contingent.?
    From what I have read it seems that the British, Canadian and US seem to be the only troops fighting and dying in this war.
    Living part of the year in France you never hear much about their participation in the EU force, though they do have troops there.
     
  2. Google is your friend. Take a look here.

     
  3. janner

    janner War Hero Book Reviewer

    From another thread

    Of the other NATO nations (and these figures are a few days out of date)...

    721 Americans
    3 Czech
    19 Dutch
    4 Estonians
    26 French
    30 Germans
    2 Hungarians
    13 Italians
    3 Latvians
    1 Lithuanian
    4 Norwegians
    9 Poles
    2 Portuguese
    11 Romanians
    25 Spaniards
     
  4. Here we have it
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coalition_casualties_in_Afghanistan
    the official list .not including our latest sad losses
     
  5. Not quite up to date but gives you a general idea:

    DEPLOYED FORCES:

    United States - 26,215
    United Kingdom - 9,100
    Germany - 3,465
    Canada - 2,830
    France - 3,300
    Italy - 2,850
    Poland - 2,000
    Netherlands - 1,770
    Turkey - 1,300
    Australia - 1,090
    Romania - 860
    Bulgaria - 820
    Spain - 780
    Denmark - 750
    Czech Republic - 580
    Norway - 598
    Belgium - 650
    Hungary - 370
    Sweden - 290
    Croatia - 280
    Slovakia - 230
    Lithuania - 200
    Macedonia - 170
    Latvia - 160
    New Zealand - 150
    Albania - 140
    Estonia - 140
    Greece - 140
    Finland - 110
    Azerbaijan - 90
    Slovenia - 70
    Portugal - 180
    United Arab Emirates - 25
    Singapore - 20
    Ukraine - 10
    Luxembourg - 9
    Iceland - 8
    Ireland - 7
    Jordan - 7
    Austria - 2
    Bosnia and Herzegovina - 2
    Georgia - 1
    Philippines - [7]


    FATALITIES:

    USA: 721
    UK: 184
    Canada: 124
    Germany: 38
    France: 28
    Denmark: 26
    Spain: 25
    Netherlands: 19
    Italy: 14
    Romania: 11
    Australia: 10
    Poland: 9
    Norway: 4
    Latvia: 3
    Czech Republic: 3
    Estonia: 3
    Hungary: 2
    Portugal: 2
    South Korea: 2
    Sweden: 2
    Finland: 1
    Lithuania: 1
    TOTAL: 1,228
     
  6. Historically, the Taliban were based in the Helmand, Kandahar, and Uruzgan regions. As the largest contributor of forces, that is why the US, Canadians and ourselves have these provinces. When the country was first divvied up by ISAF, the US troops decided they wanted RC North and East as this was where Bin Laden was presumed to be and they wanted to find him. As America's big buddy, we then said "Fair enough, we'll have RC South" As it was deemed the second most tactically important region. All other contributors where then sent to the more benign areas. This of course was when a protracted conflict was unimaginable, 8 years later areas of responsibility haven't really changed.

    It was little more than a roll of the dice.

    Edited for chad spelling of Uruzgan (Still may be incorrect.) 8O
     
  7. Don't see why we can't say enough is enough,we are pulling out up North for some easy living like the Germans etc,have some beers,birds and put the feet up.
    Tell the Germans etc get down there and do your bit along with other malingering nations.I have never been so disgusted with our so called EU Friends!
    If we pulled out of the EU we would have enough cash to give every soldier his own Helo never mind the rest of the kit.
    Major,Blair and Brown have sold this country out not forgetting that old Sailor Queen, lying Ted Heath.
    We are in deep trouble.
     

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