20th Aug, 2019

Solihull Royal Air Force officer praised for efforts in Afghanistan

Sarah Mason 21st Jan, 2019

A SOLIHULL Royal Air Force officer has been recognised for his efforts in Afghanistan.

Squadron Leader Craig Pearson, of the Royal Air Force Regiment, was commended by General Austin Scott Miller, the American commander of the NATO mission Resolute Support, for his contribution to the humanitarian support following the attack on Camp Anjuman in Kabul last November.

The camp was severely damaged during an attack but thanks to the actions of Afghan security forces, supported by Resolute Support forces, eight wounded individuals were evacuated to the NATO Hospital, the RAF said.

It adds that NATO forces also assisted 210 local residents who were made homeless by the attack who were relocated to the safe haven created at the airport.

Sqn Ldr Pearson said: ā€œIā€™m proud to have played a small part in the multi-national response to the incident as a RAF Regiment Officer and it was a privilege to have seen the many nations act in unison to bring this incident to a swift conclusion.

“My thoughts, as ever are with those whose lives were affected and I wish them all the best.ā€

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