Cheltenham Aircraftsman Helps Fly Back Equipment From Afghanistan - SAC Keiron O'Neil

May 10, 2013, 11:21 AM

Senior Aircraftsman Keiron O'Neil Royal Air Force, 35, from Cheltenham, is serving with 9 Theatre Logistic Regiment on Operation Herrick 18 in Camp Bastion, Afghanistan.

Reservist Keiron, who is part of the Joint Movements Unit which prepares all the equipment for flying back to the UK, and is based at 4624 Royal Auxiliary Squadron in Brize Norton, works as an Emergency Call Operator.

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 preparation 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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