RHQ FUSILIERS has received the following from Army Communications concerning the current events in Afghanistan.  We feel it should be seen by all who were involved in Op HERRICK, be they Fusilier or family member.


Dear OP HERRICK Veteran and Families

Many of you will be following the situation in Afghanistan very closely and for some of you this may be stirring deep feelings and bringing back difficult memories. The intention of this note is to acknowledge that sentiment and to assist in signposting some useful sources of help as well as recognising the British Army’s legacy in Afghanistan.

Most of the tens of thousands of British soldiers who served in Afghanistan have left the Army and therefore the links below are for both internal and external use. You are strongly encouraged to share them widely throughout your networks to ensure any help required is accessible to those most in need of it.

External Links for access by both serving personnel and veterans:

https://www.army.mod.uk/people/join-well/managing-stress/ask-for-help/  – Health and Wellbeing (where to get help on Army Website)

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/urgent-help-for-veterans  – Giving urgent help for veterans.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/support-for-war-veterans – Office of Veterans Affairs – Broader assistance to war veterans.

https://www.army.mod.uk/news-and-events/events/twenty-years-in-afghanistan/ – Army Website, Afghanistan Legacy