Sunday, 12 July 2009

Macedonians join UK forces in Afghanistan

In 327BC Alexander the Great led his Macedonian army to victory in Afghanistan. He founded several cities in the country which, as usual, he named after himself - the best known of them is Kandahar. 2300 years later descendants of his Macedonians are about to join ISAF forces in Kabul. Under the command of the British Army, a contingent of 150 men from the Macedonian Army's Second Mechanised Infantry Brigade will be providing additional security in Kabul - patrolling the streets and guarding military bases and facilities.

If they could do it once, let's hope they can do it again!

Good luck, the Macedonians! (but remember that Macedonia is Greek)

Macedonia Daily: Army leaves for Afghanistan