Afghanistan - 2001-2014

 The equipment may change, but the weight carried by an infantryman hasn’t gotten any lighter since Marlborough’s day. Joint Provincial Coordination Center, beside Governor’s palace, Kandahar city, June 2008.

The equipment may change, but the weight carried by an infantryman hasn’t gotten any lighter since Marlborough’s day. Joint Provincial Coordination Center, beside Governor’s palace, Kandahar city, June 2008.

 Kandahar Airfield, March 2010: Some of the Seaforth Highlanders who were members of the Convoy Escort Platoon. L-R, Corporals Mike Almeida, Matt Swanston, Bryden Telford, Brett Tyre, Mackenzie Robinson, Grant Belich, Ben Chau, Kyle Yorston, Trevor Street, Captain Jason MacEwan.

Kandahar Airfield, March 2010: Some of the Seaforth Highlanders who were members of the Convoy Escort Platoon. L-R, Corporals Mike Almeida, Matt Swanston, Bryden Telford, Brett Tyre, Mackenzie Robinson, Grant Belich, Ben Chau, Kyle Yorston, Trevor Street, Captain Jason MacEwan.

  “What I did during my summer vacation”: a B-40 rocket from a Rocket-Propelled Grenade launcher destined to be destroyed along with a huge quantity of seized munitions, at Forward Operating Base Ma’sum Ghar, Kandahar, approx. Jan.-Feb. 2010

 “What I did during my summer vacation”: a B-40 rocket from a Rocket-Propelled Grenade launcher destined to be destroyed along with a huge quantity of seized munitions, at Forward Operating Base Ma’sum Ghar, Kandahar, approx. Jan.-Feb. 2010

 Training shoot with vehicles, our weapons and Afghan National Police weapons, desert north of Kandahar city, March 2008.

Training shoot with vehicles, our weapons and Afghan National Police weapons, desert north of Kandahar city, March 2008.

 Corporal Muir and Private Johnston of 1 Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry at Combat Outpost Tarak, near Tarnak River, for a range day combined with engineer escort. March-April 2010.

Corporal Muir and Private Johnston of 1 Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry at Combat Outpost Tarak, near Tarnak River, for a range day combined with engineer escort. March-April 2010.

 A Seaforth and a member of the Afghan National Police exchange weapons at the front gate of Camp Nathan Smith, Kandahar Provincial Reconstruction Team, Kandahar city. Note the unambiguous warning on the sign.

A Seaforth and a member of the Afghan National Police exchange weapons at the front gate of Camp Nathan Smith, Kandahar Provincial Reconstruction Team, Kandahar city. Note the unambiguous warning on the sign.

  A Seaforth provides ‘top cover’ for a patrol outside the village of Dah-e-Bagh, Dand district. April 2010

 A Seaforth provides ‘top cover’ for a patrol outside the village of Dah-e-Bagh, Dand district. April 2010

 Corporal Muir pulling perimeter security around a shattered school that the Canadians were attempting to restore, outside Forward Operating Base Sper Wan Ghar, Panjwaii district, Kandahar, approx. Feb.-March 2010.

Corporal Muir pulling perimeter security around a shattered school that the Canadians were attempting to restore, outside Forward Operating Base Sper Wan Ghar, Panjwaii district, Kandahar, approx. Feb.-March 2010.

 Corporal Muir says farewell to “Abdullah” – the most reliable and competent interpreter he ever worked with – upon the Canadian’s departure from Combat Outpost Walakan for the last time after handing it over to the Americans, April 2010.

Corporal Muir says farewell to “Abdullah” – the most reliable and competent interpreter he ever worked with – upon the Canadian’s departure from Combat Outpost Walakan for the last time after handing it over to the Americans, April 2010.

 Corporal Josh Muir, Sergeants Stacey Shannon and Sean Laloge, and Corporals Jason Lacharite and Brian Lim near the front gate of Camp Nathan Smith.

Corporal Josh Muir, Sergeants Stacey Shannon and Sean Laloge, and Corporals Jason Lacharite and Brian Lim near the front gate of Camp Nathan Smith.

 A Corporal of the Seaforth Highlanders has noticed suspect activity. He uses the fender of a Cougar to keep an eye on an individual who was paying unusual attention to the Canadian convoy outside the village of Nakhonay, Kandahar province, Nov. 2009. The vehicle was used by a Canadian Explosives Ordinance Disposal team.

A Corporal of the Seaforth Highlanders has noticed suspect activity. He uses the fender of a Cougar to keep an eye on an individual who was paying unusual attention to the Canadian convoy outside the village of Nakhonay, Kandahar province, Nov. 2009. The vehicle was used by a Canadian Explosives Ordinance Disposal team.

 The top of the mountain overlooking Forward Operating Base Ma’ sum ghar, December 2009.

The top of the mountain overlooking Forward Operating Base Ma’ sum ghar, December 2009.

 Corporals Josh Muir, Emil Kowalczyk and Max Birkner with Seaforth camp flag, on the wall at Forward Operating Base Sper wan ghar, May 2010.

Corporals Josh Muir, Emil Kowalczyk and Max Birkner with Seaforth camp flag, on the wall at Forward Operating Base Sper wan ghar, May 2010.

 A substantial percentage of the Regiment volunteered to serve in Afghanistan. Two members of the regiment were Wounded in Action and thus received the Sacrifice Medal.

A substantial percentage of the Regiment volunteered to serve in Afghanistan. Two members of the regiment were Wounded in Action and thus received the Sacrifice Medal.

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