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1 RGR Deployed To Help Resettle Afghan Former NATO Staff

13th September 2021

Gurkhas from 1 RGR deploy to Kosovo

Troops from The First Battalion, The Royal Gurkha Rifles have deployed on a 60-day operation to Kosovo, to help relocate and resettle Afghan former employees of NATO.

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The 140 troops from The First Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles – along with additional personnel from across the Armed Forces – will be providing force protection and assistance in processing about 2,000 former NATO contractors and their families.

As NATO's leading European ally, the UK's Operation ALLIED SOLACE is part of its commitment to supporting the relocation of vulnerable Afghans via third countries.

UK forces are working with British Embassy staff to complete vetting and onward processing in Kosovo ahead of their onward transfer to the UK.

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