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New mission for Christmas in Helmand Province

Seen here - Warrant Officer Class 2 (WO2) David Boissel.
 GERMANY based troops from the 3rd Battalion The Mercian Regiment (3 Mercian) are providing a number of weapons courses Afghan National Army to improve their battlefield skills. 
3 Mercian, originally from Staffordshire, but currently based in Fallingbostel, Germany, predominantly make up the Brigade Advisory Team (BAT) along with other7 Brigade (7 Bde) Desert Rat attchemnets including 3rd Regiment Royal Horse Artillery (3 RHA).

Seen here - Warrant Officer Class 2 (WO2) David Boissel. GERMANY based troops from the 3rd Battalion The Mercian Regiment (3 Mercian) are providing a number of weapons courses Afghan National Army to improve their battlefield skills. 3 Mercian, originally from Staffordshire, but currently based in Fallingbostel, Germany, predominantly make up the Brigade Advisory Team (BAT) along with other7 Brigade (7 Bde) Desert Rat attchemnets including 3rd Regiment Royal Horse Artillery (3 RHA).

A Lincolnshire Sergeant Major has started a tour in Afghanistan overseeing the training of the Afghan National Army in Helmand Province.

From Wragby, Warrant Officer Class Two (WO2) David Boissel is a Battery Sergeant Major (BSM) in the 3rd Regiment, the Royal Horse Artillery based in Caen Barracks, Hohne, Germany.

The 36-year-old is part way through a nine month tour in Camp Bastion working as the Second in Command Indirect Fire Specialist Advisor within the Brigade Advisory Group.

David said: “I oversee the training given to the ANA in their camp at Shoraback.

“We are currently running three courses on weapons - a mortars course, D30 Operators course, and a Command Post course.”

David has been in the Army for 19 years having always known that he wanted to be in the Armed Forces from a young age.

His father, Terence, who still lives in Wragby, was in the Royal Air Force and left 10 years ago.

This is the first Op Herrick tour for David, who has completed tours in Bosnia, Northern Ireland and Iraq, but this is not the first time he has worked with other nationalities.

He added: “In 2011 I trained foreign students at the Royal School of Artillery in Oman.

“There was a real mixture of nationalities there including students from the UAE, Kuwait, Georgia and USA.”

David, who was born in Buckinghamshire, is currently based in Germany with his wife and two children.

 

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