SBS seize Bagram Air Base
Unit/ Formation: SBS
Period/ Conflict: War in Afghanistan (2001-)
Date/s: 15 November 2001
During the US-led invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 Bagram Air Base was secured by a team from the British Special Boat Service.
Around 100 members of the SBS flew into the Bagram air base north of Kabul as the advance party of a force designed to help restore order and to ensure that humanitarian aid can get through. The troops, a complete squadron paved the way for the deployment of a much larger, British-led multinational force.
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