15 years on, what happened to the British troops who posed for a photo in Afghanistan? | ITV News

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Published on 26 Jul 2021, 21:53
In 2006, the soldiers of C Company, 3rd Battalion the Parachute Regiment, posed for a photo at their base in Sangin, Helmand Province. An ITV News team was with them. At that time, Sangin was the most dangerous place on earth, the centre of British forces' fight against the Taliban.

The Paras were the first troops sent to Helmand Province after the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan, a response to the September 11 terror attacks in the United States. The campaign lasted 20 years and cost the lives of 457 British soldiers.

15 years on, ITV News has tried to trace the people on the C Company photograph to tell their stories.

Read more: itv.com/photofromthefrontline

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