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Royal Tongan Marines Arrive At Camp Bastion

Includes the Sipi Tau, the traditional Tongan war dance.

Troops from the Tongan Defence Force have deployed for the first time to Camp Bastion in southern Afghanistan. The Royal Tongan Marines have commenced security duties with ISAF troops at Camp Bastion in Helmand Province.

Royal Tongan Marines perform the Sipi Tau, the traditional Tongan war dance

The Tongan troops are serving with the Camp Bastion Force Protection Wing, where they guard the base perimeter and assist with manning the entry control points. Flight Sergeant Morgan Price from the RAF Police said “Camp Bastion is the main logistics hub and airhead for ISAF in Helmand Province. An insurgent attack on Camp Bastion has the potential to affect operations far beyond the base. It is therefore vital that the security of Camp Bastion is assured through stri

Added: Jan-21-2011 Occurred On: Jan-20-2011
By: marinemom
Afghanistan, Middle East
Tags: Royal Tongan Marines, Afghanistan, Camp Bastion
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