Navy in Afghanistan - Not the Marines

Hi all,

Had an interesting chat recently with a few Navy bods and we got talking about the Navy's contribution to Afghanistan. Now can I first say I dont intend this to be a thread knocking the Navy in any way, shape or form.

Can anyone give me examples of what the Navy is up to in Afghanistan?
I have heard about a lot of Navy medics and such getting involved is this true?

I would like to avoid talking about the Royal Marines if possible, as whilst they are part of the Navy I think they get a fair amount of credit for the fine work they do, its more the 'white' Navy I am interested in.

Any links or news stores would be excellent as well.

The Royal Navy doesn't get recognised enough for the work it does in Afgan

As for medics yes there are lot of RN medics who are/ have been there doing fine work

One even was awarded the military cross recently

Other personnel out there included Submariners, WAFU's and Stokers etc

They are out there you just don't hear much of the work

I'm sure someone with more knowledge will provide links and more facts
I know of many RNR logisticians who have spent time out there too. I also know of an RNR officer who is due to go out there shortly.
Not just medics, but all medical staff are or have been represented; doctors, nurses, lab techs, radiographers - you name it. Also met a bunch of stokers who maintained diesels in Bastion and one who maintained and drove the BFA's in Kandahar!


Lantern Swinger
There have been and still are very many RN loggies in Afghanistan supporting the Logistics Brigades from Capt right through to AB. I know loads who have been or are preparing to go. Plenty of stokers acting as VMs as well amongst all the others that have already been mentioned.
Don't forget the junglie helos and individual augmentees filling a wide variety of posts including HQs and logistic type organisations.
As you can see Varsity it dont really matter what trade you are in every one at some point will go over there, as we all have a role to play. I have met a couple of submariners out there doing driving jobs for the convoys. (Lots of fun convoy driving)

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