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One man’s story of three years working at Camp Bastion

Richard Bohanna was a civilian contractor based in Camp Bastion for three years.

BBC Newsbeat  September 17, 2012

Immediate measures are being taken to improve security at Camp Bastion.

The announcement by the Ministry of Defence comes just days after a deadly attack on the base.

It’s the biggest British base in Afghanistan and is roughly the same size as Reading with a 25 mile perimeter fence.

But on Friday 15 men dressed in American Army uniforms broke through the base’s security and launched an attack.

Richard Bohanna was based at Camp Bastion for three years from summer 2009.

Working as a civilian contractor attached to The Royal Engineers he saw the base grow to the size of a city and become home for tens of thousands of military personnel.

“The sheer size of it is just enormous.

“It’s the hub of operations for everything that’s going on within Afghanistan for the British forces”.

Tight security

The attack on Friday left two American Marines dead and destroyed tens of millions of pounds of military equipment, including six AV-8B Harrier jets.

Despite that Richard Bohanna says security at the base is tight.

“There’s a 30 foot high fence with steel wire

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September 17, 2012 - Posted by | Afghanistan, Civilian Contractors, Contractor Casualties, Safety and Security Issues | , , , , , ,

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