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Operation Herrick
Operation Herrick
is the codename under which all British operations in the War in Afghanistan
Afghanistan
were conducted from 2002 to the end of combat operations in 2014. It consisted of the British contribution to the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force
International Security Assistance Force
(ISAF), and support to the American-led Operation Enduring Freedom
Operation Enduring Freedom
(OEF). Since 2003, Operation Herrick
Operation Herrick
has increased in size and breadth to match ISAF's growing geographical intervention in Afghanistan. Operation Herrick
Operation Herrick
superseded two previous efforts in Afghanistan. The first of these was Operation Veritas, which consisted of support to the War in Afghanistan
Afghanistan
in October 2001. The last major action of this was a sweep in east Afghanistan
Afghanistan
by 1,700 Royal Marines during Operation Jacana, which ended in mid-2002. The second was Operation Fingal, which involved leadership and a 2,000 strong contribution for a newly formed ISAF in Kabul
Kabul
after December 2001. Command was subsequently transferred to Turkey
Turkey
several months later and the British contingent was scaled back to 300. Since then, all combat operations in Afghanistan
Afghanistan
have been conducted under Operation Herrick. In December 2012 Prime Minister David Cameron
David Cameron
announced that 3,800 troops – almost half of the force serving in Helmand Province
Helmand Province
– would be withdrawn during 2013 with numbers to fall to approximately 5,200.[1] Combat operations were projected to end sometime during 2014. Between 2001 and 24 July 2015 a total of 454 British military personnel have died on operations in Afghanistan.[2][3] The UK ceased all combat operations in Afghanistan
Afghanistan
and withdrew the last of its combat troops on the 27 October 2014.[4][5] All training from 2015 is carried out under the operation name of Toral.

Contents

1 Strategy 2 Kabul
Kabul
and north Afghanistan 3 Kandahar 4 Helmand

4.1 Mission 4.2 Activities 4.3 Response 4.4 Operation Mar Karadad 4.5 Operation Volcano 4.6 Operation Achilles 4.7 Operation Lastay Kulang 4.8 Taliban
Taliban
spring offensive 4.9 Build-up to summer offensive 4.10 British Royal family involvement 4.11 Kajaki
Kajaki
Dam Convoy 4.12 Other operations 4.13 Equipment

5 British casualties 6 See also 7 References

7.1 Citations 7.2 Bibliography

8 External links

Strategy[edit] Main article: Strategy for Operation Herrick It was the UK Government's position that the UK could not disengage from Afghanistan
Afghanistan
and so retained an active military presence until December 2014 (particularly Helmand
Helmand
province) because of the continued terrorist threat facing Britain and the world.[6][7] Building a strong Afghan state is a long and difficult task.[6][8] The Liberal-Conservative coalition government (May 2010 – May 2015) declared that Afghanistan
Afghanistan
was the UK's top foreign policy priority.[7] Kabul
Kabul
and north Afghanistan[edit] Between 2002 and 2003, the primary component of Herrick remained the 300 personnel providing security in Kabul
Kabul
and training to the new Afghan National Army
Afghan National Army
(ANA).[9] In mid-2003, the operation became battalion strength when a provincial reconstruction team (PRT) was established in Mazari Sharif
Mazari Sharif
and in Maymana. The UK also provided a rapid reaction force for the area.[9] Overall command of the PRTs was transferred to ISAF in 2004. Sweden and Norway took over these PRTs in 2005 and 2006 respectively to allow the UK to focus on south Afghanistan.[9] In early 2006, the NATO
NATO
Headquarters Allied Rapid Reaction Corps (ARRC) became the headquarters of ISAF for a year. The attached British infantry and signals personnel raised the number of troops based in Kabul
Kabul
to 1,300.[10] Kandahar[edit]

A 12 Sqn Tornado GR4 at Kandahar Airfield

In 2004, a detachment of six Royal Air Force
Royal Air Force
fighters from Joint Force Harrier was based at Kandahar Airfield to support American OEF forces there.[9] A planned withdrawal in mid-2006 was postponed to provide air support for the new ISAF expansion across the south. The force was later reinforced with more Harriers and an RAF Regiment squadron. The Harriers were withdrawn in 2009 and replaced by a Panavia Tornado
Panavia Tornado
GR4 squadron on rotation.[11][12] On 2 September 2006, a Hawker Siddeley Nimrod
Hawker Siddeley Nimrod
MR2 patrol aircraft, serial number XV230 supporting Canadian forces in Operation Medusa crashed near Kandahar, killing all 14 service members aboard. It was an accident relating to fuel lines.[13] 4 more Harrier GR9s were committed in May 2007 bringing them to a total of eleven, along with an extra C130 transport plane and four Westland Sea Kings from the Fleet Air Arm. Harriers have been succeeded by Tornados. Merlin and Chinook helicopters are also based there. The majority of aircraft deployed for Herrick are based at Kandahar.[12] Helmand[edit] Mission[edit]

Map showing Helmand
Helmand
province in Afghanistan
Afghanistan
where British troops were mostly located.

In January 2006, Defence Secretary John Reid announced the UK would send a PRT with several thousand personnel to Helmand
Helmand
for at least three years. This had been planned as part of the gradual expansion of ISAF's area of responsibility from the Kabul
Kabul
region to the rest of Afghanistan. An initial strength of 5,700 personnel in Afghanistan
Afghanistan
was planned, which would stabilise to around 4,500 for the rest of the deployment.[10] The move was to be a coordinated effort with other NATO
NATO
countries to relieve the predominantly American OEF presence in the south. To this end, the Netherlands
Netherlands
and Canada
Canada
would lead similar deployments in Oruzgan and Kandahar respectively.[10] Several other countries would support this move with troops. In the case of Helmand, Denmark
Denmark
sent 750 troops while Estonia
Estonia
would increase their Helmand
Helmand
force to 150 soldiers.[14][15] Local Taliban
Taliban
figures voiced opposition to the incoming force and pledged to resist it.[16][17] Activities[edit]

A front end loader filling HESCO barriers during a project at Camp Bastion

Before the main deployment, the Royal Engineers
Royal Engineers
constructed a central fortification, Camp Bastion, to serve as a main base. A camp for an Afghan force (Camp Shorabak, initially for 3rd Brigade, 205th Corps) was built nearby. On 1 May, the US OEF force was relieved in a ceremony.[18] At the same time, the United States
United States
began a major offensive, Operation Mountain Thrust, against the insurgency in south Afghanistan. This brought ISAF forces into open conflict with the Taliban.[19] British forces originally tried to provide security to reconstruction, but instead became engaged in combat. Platoon
Platoon
houses were soon established in northern settlements, due to pressure from the provincial governor for an aggressive stance.[20] However, these quickly became a focus for heavy fighting.[21] One of these was in Sangin, which was cut off and surrounded by the Taliban
Taliban
in early July. Eleven soldiers were killed in Sangin
Sangin
District over the subsequent period. On 16 July, with support from American and Canadian forces, 200 paratroopers were airlifted to take the town.[22][23] In early August, 500 paratroopers and Afghan National Army
Afghan National Army
(ANA) soldiers were airlifted to Musa Quala after violence flared around the platoon house. One British soldier was killed in the battle.[24] On 25 August, several hundred soldiers were involved in a second operation to escort a group of Afghan policemen as a show of force.[25] The Taliban
Taliban
made direct assaults on the British-held compounds, attacking with small arms fire, RPGs, and mortar rounds at short range. The British responded with airstrikes and artillery, often aimed right outside their compound walls, in what became a close quarters battle. Casualties increased on both sides, with many more Taliban
Taliban
casualties as their assault had exposed them to the full scope of NATO's heavier firepower. Numbers of civilian casualties and damage to local infrastructure increased. The NATO
NATO
forces grew increasingly concerned that they were alienating residents with heavy-handed tactics, in spite of their intention to win "hearts and minds". It was also becoming clear that the British did not have the number of troops and helicopters to sustain the platoon house strategy indefinitely under the circumstances. Realising that the situation could not carry on unchanged, British commanders approached local tribal leaders to organise a temporary ceasefire.[26][27] Through pressure from the local tribal elders and their mounting casualties, the Taliban
Taliban
agreed to withdraw from the contested towns at the same time as the British, having been unable to realise their goal of forcibly expelling the foreign troops. NATO
NATO
estimated Taliban losses over the summer period to be around 1,000 killed in Helmand alone.[28][29] The British commander, Brigadier
Brigadier
Ed Butler, later said the deal had come just 48 hours before Musa Quala was planned to be abandoned because of the risks support helicopters were taking.[20] As a result of the deal, British forces peacefully withdrew from the settlement in mid October.[30] The truce drew criticism from American commanders who believed it showed a sign of weakness on NATO's part[citation needed]. The deal would again be called into question when the Taliban
Taliban
retook the town of Musa Qala
Musa Qala
by surprise in February 2007, following the killing of a leading commander in an American airstrike.[31] The town was eventually retaken by British and Afghan forces. By late September, 31 British soldiers had died in Afghanistan
Afghanistan
over the year. Two, Corporal Bryan Budd, awarded the Victoria Cross
Victoria Cross
and Corporal Mark Wright, were posthumously awarded the British Armed Forces' highest awards for gallantry. Brigadier
Brigadier
Butler declared the Taliban
Taliban
to have been "tactically defeated" for the time being.[20][32] Response[edit] The stress of operations was admitted to be unexpected by the Ministry of Defence,[33] and there was increasing pressure to send more forces to Helmand.[34] Lieutenant General David J. Richards
David J. Richards
said that this was the heaviest persistent combat the British Armed Forces had experienced since the Korean War
Korean War
or the Second World War.[35] As a result, Operation Herrick
Operation Herrick
was increased to 7,700 personnel.[36] Additional aircraft, artillery pieces (including 4GMLRS) and armoured vehicles (such as Warrior IFVs), an additional Platoon
Platoon
of Snipers were also sent.[37] Operation Mar Karadad[edit] Main article: Battle of Musa Qala

3 Para in combat in near Kajaki

As of December 7, 2007, an alleged 2000 Taliban
Taliban
rebels occupied Musa Qala. Coalition forces prepared for a siege of the town. Operation Mar Karadad [38] (translated as Operation Snakebite) was commanded by HQ Task Force Helmand, a bolstered HQ 52 Infantry Brigade, supported by 82nd Airborne Task Force Corsair. Afghan troops supported by British, Danish and US troops fought for control of the town, which was a major Taliban
Taliban
drug trafficking station and the Taliban's only occupied village in the strategically crucial Helmand
Helmand
province. It was considered to be of symbolic importance to both international forces and insurgents operating in the area. There has been some civilian evacuation, partly aided by the aerial dropping of leaflets warning of the impending battle. In preparation, it was believed that the village was heavily mined by Taliban
Taliban
fighters. Sergeant Lee Johnson of the 2nd Bn The Yorkshire Regiment
Yorkshire Regiment
was killed shortly after 10am on 8 December 2007, whilst taking part in an operation to recapture the town, when a land mine exploded.[39] The Taliban
Taliban
insurgents withdrew from the area by midday on 10 December leaving the Afghan army and NATO
NATO
forces in control of the town.[40] This was the major operation of Operation HERRICK 7 for Task Force Helmand. Operation Volcano[edit] Main article: Operation Volcano In early February 2007, at the end of a six-week operation, the Royal Marines cleared 25 Taliban
Taliban
compounds in the proximity of the Kajaki hydroelectric dam in order to allow repair work to be conducted on the machinery.[41] Operation Achilles[edit]

British Land Rovers patrol Sangin.

Main article: Operation Achilles In between early March to late May 2007, the British led Operation Achilles, NATO's drive to push the Taliban
Taliban
out of Helmand. In early May 2007 Operation Silver, a sub-operation of Achilles, successfully expelled Taliban
Taliban
fighters from the town of Sangin. It was followed in mid-May by Operation Silicon, where British led forces removed the Taliban
Taliban
from Gereshk
Gereshk
and much of the surrounding countryside. The Royal Engineers
Royal Engineers
then set up three camps in the area for the Afghan National Army. The book "The Junior Officers Reading Club" documents Operation Silicon. Operation Lastay Kulang[edit] Main article: Operation Pickaxe-Handle A follow up to Achilles, Operation Lastay Kulang was launched on 30 May 2007 near the village of Kajaki
Kajaki
Sofle, 10 kilometres to the south-west of Kajaki, to remove a Taliban
Taliban
force encamped there. A force of 1000 British troops, another thousand ISAF soldiers, and elements of the Afghan National Army
Afghan National Army
moved into the area to confront the insurgents. On the night of 30 May the American 82nd Airborne Division conducted an air assault on enemy positions during which one of their Chinook helicopters crashed, apparently due to enemy fire, killing five Americans, a Briton and a Canadian.[42] By the second of June, ISAF and Afghan forces had isolated several pockets of insurgent fighters in the north and south of the Upper Sangin
Sangin
valley. In an effort to win over local support, the Royal Engineers
Royal Engineers
have started work on several reconstruction projects, such as digging irrigation ditches to help farmers in the area.[43] Operation Lastay Kulang is described in the book, Attack State Red, about the Royal Anglian Battle Group in Helmand. Taliban
Taliban
spring offensive[edit]

A British Member of the Kajaki
Kajaki
Operational Mentoring Liaison Team, discusses the local situation with a local resident via a translator and Afghan National Army
Afghan National Army
soldier during a patrol north of the Kajaki Dam.

By late May 2007 the Taliban
Taliban
spring offensive promised for March 2007 had failed to materialise. This is put down in part to the massive casualties the Taliban
Taliban
took while trying to storm British strongholds across Helmand
Helmand
and by systematic attacks on their mid-level commanders during operations over the winter, which has hampered their ability to coordinate large troop movements.[44][45] The Daily Telegraph
The Daily Telegraph
reported[46] that they wouldn't "discount the Taliban
Taliban
as a spent force just yet", as an "increase in enemy tempo" was expected. As of October 2008 the number of clashes has risen from five a day to 15, lasting from 10 minutes to 11 hours. In a new development, it has been reported that the Taliban
Taliban
may be recruiting child soldiers from the tribal areas of neighbouring Pakistan
Pakistan
to fight coalition forces.[47] Build-up to summer offensive[edit] In February 2008 the Taliban
Taliban
prepared for the summer offensive with a number of attacks on JTAC Hill.[48] British Royal family involvement[edit] On 28 February an American website, the Drudge Report, reported that Prince Harry, a member of the Household Cavalry, was operating as a Forward Air Controller
Forward Air Controller
on JTAC Hill with a Gurkha
Gurkha
unit. The MoD had made agreements with the British and a few other countries' media not to reveal that he was there until he came home or the news was otherwise released. An Australian weekly women’s magazine New Idea initially broke the story in January, but it was not followed up at the time. New Idea editors claimed ignorance of any news blackout. Then a German newspaper, the Berliner Kurier, published a short piece on 28 February 2008, also before Drudge. Kajaki
Kajaki
Dam Convoy[edit] Main article: Operation Eagle's Summit In late August one of the largest operations by British and NATO forces in Helmand
Helmand
province took place, with the aim of bringing electricity to the region. A convoy of 100 vehicles took five days to move massive sections of an electric turbine for the Kajaki
Kajaki
Dam, covering 180 km (110 mi). The operation involved 2,000 British troops, 1,000 other NATO
NATO
troops from Australia, Canada, Denmark
Denmark
and the US, and 1,000 Afghan soldiers. The Canadians covered the first leg and the British took over at a meeting point in the desert, using 50 BvS 10
BvS 10
Viking armoured vehicles to escort the convoy. Hundreds of special forces troops went in first, sweeping the area and although difficult to verify, British commanders estimated that more than 200 insurgents were killed, without any NATO
NATO
casualties. British BAe Harrier GR9 and AgustaWestland Apaches, Dutch, French and US aircraft, helicopters and unmanned drones provided aerial reconnaissance and fire support.[49] The turbine was never installed.

Last British Chinook flight out of FOB Shawqat before handover to Afghan forces in August 2013

Other operations[edit]

OP Panchai Palang between 19 June 2009 and July 2009 Garmsir Area of Operations handed from Task Force Helmand
Helmand
(TFH) to 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit
24th Marine Expeditionary Unit
(24 MEU) during June 2009 Operation Moshtarak
Operation Moshtarak
starts during February 2010 Musa Qaleh Area of Operations handed from TFH to I Marine Expeditionary Force (1 MEF) during March 2010. Kajaki
Kajaki
Area of Operations handed from TFH to 1 MEF during June 2010. Sangin
Sangin
Area of Operations handed from TFH to 1 MEF during September 2010. OP Qalai Sharqay during May 2011. Lead security for Lashkar Gah
Lashkar Gah
transferred to ANSF during July 2011.

Equipment[edit] During Operation Herrick
Operation Herrick
a wide variety of equipment was used by the British Army:

Mastiff 1 from December 2006 and withdrawn during H 17. Mastiff 2 from June 2009. Lightweight remote control vehicle from November 2008.[50] Dragon Runner
Dragon Runner
from November 2008.[50] HORN Detector from May 2011.[51] RWMIK withdrawn during H 14 Snatch Vixen withdrawn during H 14 Jackal 1 withdrawn during H 17 M270 Multiple Launch Rocket System
M270 Multiple Launch Rocket System
withdrawn during H 17 Trojan Armoured Vehicle Royal Engineers

British casualties[edit] Main article: British Forces casualties in Afghanistan
Afghanistan
since 2001

Memorial Wall at Camp Bastion

At the 24 July 2015, British forces had suffered 454 fatalities.[2][3] 404 fatalities are classed as "KIA", and 49 are a result of illness, non-combat injuries or accidents, or have not yet officially been assigned a cause of death pending the outcome of an investigation.[2] 615 people were seriously or very seriously wounded and 2187 people were wounded in action.[52] See also[edit]

International Security Assistance Force Operation Herrick
Operation Herrick
order of battle Provincial reconstruction team Battle of Musa Qala Battle of Now Zad Siege of Sangin Attack State Red

References[edit] Citations[edit]

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Bibliography[edit]

LandWarfareCentre, AD (2015). Operation Herrick
Operation Herrick
Campaign Study. Land Warfare Centre, Warminster, Wiltshire, UK: MoD. 

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Operation Herrick.

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II Operation Whalers Operation Tar Heels Operation Diablo Reach Back Operation Neptune Operation Pil Operation Pizmah Operation Sleigh Ride Operation Vigilance

2006

Operation Mountain Thrust Operation Medusa Operation Kaika Operation Perth Operation Mountain Fury Operation Falcon Summit Operation Counterstrike Operation Lions Pride Operation Mountain Lion Operation Wyconda Pincer

2007

Operation Achilles Operation Hammer Operation Harekate Yolo Operation Luger Operation Rock Avalanche Operation Silver Operation Pickaxe-Handle Operation Kryptonite Operation Hoover Operation Mountain Fury Operation Volcano Operation Nasrat Operation Falcon Summit Operation Kamin Operation Diablo Dragnet Operation Palk Mesher Operation Silicon Operation Silver

2008

Operation Eagle's Summit Operation Red Dagger Operation Karez

2009

Operation Shahi Tandar Operation Diesel Operation Panther's Claw Operation Oqab Operation Strike of the Sword Operation Cobra's Anger Operation Septentrion Operation Mar Lewe

2010

Operation Dragon Strike Operation Moshtarak Operation New Dawn Operation Tor Shezada Operation Baawar Operation Bulldog Bite Operation New Dawn

2011–present

2011

Operation Hammer Down

2014

Operation Baawar

2015

Operation Toral

2016

Operation Omari

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War on Terror

War in Afghanistan Iraq
Iraq
War War in North-West Pakistan Symbolism of terrorism

Participants

Operational

ISAF Operation Enduring Freedom
Operation Enduring Freedom
participants Afghanistan Northern Alliance Iraq
Iraq
(Iraqi Armed Forces) NATO Pakistan United Kingdom United States European Union Philippines Ethiopia

Targets

al-Qaeda Osama bin Laden al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula Abu Sayyaf Anwar al-Awlaki Al-Shabaab Boko Haram Harkat-ul-Jihad al-Islami Hizbul Mujahideen Islamic Courts Union Islamic State of Iraq
Iraq
and the Levant Jaish-e-Mohammed Jemaah Islamiyah Lashkar-e-Taiba Taliban Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan

Conflicts

Operation Enduring Freedom

War in Afghanistan OEF – Philippines Georgia Train and Equip Program Georgia Sustainment and Stability OEF – Horn of Africa OEF – Trans Sahara Drone strikes in Pakistan

Other

Operation Active Endeavour Insurgency in the Maghreb (2002–present) Insurgency in the North Caucasus Moro conflict
Moro conflict
in the Philippines Iraq
Iraq
War Iraqi insurgency Operation Linda Nchi Terrorism in Saudi Arabia War in North-West Pakistan War in Somalia (2006–09) 2007 Lebanon conflict al-Qaeda insurgency in Yemen Korean conflict

See also

Abu Ghraib torture and prisoner abuse Axis of evil Black sites Bush Doctrine Clash of Civilizations Cold War Combatant Status Review Tribunal Criticism of the War on Terror Death of Osama bin Laden Enhanced interrogation techniques Torture Memos Extrajudicial prisoners Extraordinary rendition Guantanamo Bay detention camp Iranian Revolution Islamic terrorism Islamism Military Commissions Act of 2006 North Korea and weapons of mass destruction Terrorist Surveillance Program Operation Noble Eagle Operation Eagle Assist Pakistan's role Patriot Act President's Surveillance Program Protect America Act of 2007 September 11 attacks State Sponsors of Terrorism Targeted killing Targeted Killing in International Law Targeted Killings: Law and Morality in an Asymmetrical World Unitary executive theory Unlawful combatant Withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan CAGE

Terrorism

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