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Capt Sean Childs
SOTG soldiers continue to mentor and over-
see the final stages of training their Afghan
special police partners from the Provincial
Response Company -- Uruzgan (PRC-U).
The PRC-U is a special police unit with
skills, training and equipment exceeding that
of the regular Afghan uniformed police force.
SOTG section commander Cpl N said the
PRC-U specialised in intelligence gather-
ing counter terrorism, counter narcotics, and
opposing organised crime, with mentoring and
on-the-ground support from SOTG personnel.
"We've been working closely with the
PRC-U for some time now," he said.
"Certainly in my mind these guys here are
the pick of the bunch throughout Afghanistan.
"They train hard and they're dedicated. Add
to that the fact they are naturally very tough
men and are more than willing to take the fight
to the enemy."
The Australians have built a high level of
rapport with their Afghan colleagues, accord-
ing to PRC-U Tiger Platoon commander Lt
"We are very happy with the training given
to us by the Australians and we get along
well," he said.
"Working with the Australian Special
Forces has helped us develop our skills. We're
confident we'll be ready to do things on our
The PRC-U is months away from meeting
its final training milestones, but is expected
to meet the International Security Assistance
Force strategy for security to transfer to
Afghan National Security Forces by 2014.
The mission continues
Australian Special Forces accompany Afghan police on missions in Uruzgan province
Making progress: SOTG personnel depart Camp Russell on a partnered mission with PRC-U police officers. Inset, A PRC-U member waits
to board a Chinook for a mission with Australian troops.
Photos by Cpl Christopher Dickson
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