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Troops leave for Afghanistan tour

Entrance to the Royal Air Force base at Wittering
The troops will be helping protect British and NATO ground forces

More than 100 service personnel from RAF Wittering in Cambridgeshire are due to leave for Afghanistan.

The 107 men and women from 3 Squadron RAF Regiment and Force Protection Wing are travelling to Helmand Province for five months on Saturday.

The troops will be patrolling outside Camp Bastion in order to enable air operations from the airfield to support British and NATO ground forces.

They will leave from RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire in the early hours.



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