The last union flag of Great Britain flying above the skies of Helmand Province, Afghanistan, is lowered
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Camp Bastion ceremony marks end of combat operations

A ceremony at Camp Bastion has marked the end of UK combat operations in Afghanistan as the base is handed over to Afghan security forces.

The union flag was lowered at Camp Bastion, while Camp Leatherneck - the adjoining US base - was also handed over.

UK troops have been in Afghanistan since 2001, with Bastion, in Helmand Province, their main base since 2006.

The number of deaths of British troops throughout the conflict stands at 453.

Ben Brown reports.

  • 26 Oct 2014
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