Whitley Bay Reserve Soldier Deploys to Afghanistan-Pte Allan-John Brown

May 10, 2013, 10:58 AM

Private Allan-John Brown Royal Logistic Corps, 19, from Whitley Bay, who is a reserve soldier based with 159 Supply Regiment and is attached to 9 Theatre Logistic Regiment on Operation Herrick 18 in Camp Bastion, Afghanistan.

TA soldier Allan-John, is a budding actor and is currently studying for a performing arts course at Newcastle College before hoping to go to university. Allan-John works in the Ammunition Supply Point, which is responsible for ensuring that all the units that are supporting the combat operations such as the Apache helicopters have the correct ammunition for their weapon systems.

The Theatre Logistic Group operates as part of Joint Force Support (Afghanistan) supporting 1 Mechanised Brigade. The TLG provides the deployed British forces in Afghanistan with logistic support; everything from ammunition, body armour, vehicles, and weapons, to fuel, rations, medical supplies and water. A more recent extension to the TLG's role is the recovery of kit and equipment back to the United Kingdom in preperation for its refurbishment and reconditioning or disposal. The TLG also provides a medical supply capability which supports the in-theatre hospital.

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