What was the main reason we deployed on Op Telic?

Britain’s part in the invasion (and continuing support given to Iraq after the fall of Saddam Hussein) was code named Op Telic. The main reason given for the British involvement was to eliminate a perceived threat from Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction.

When did Op Telic end?

March 19, 2003 – May 22, 2011Operation Telic / Period

What was the operation in Iraq called?

The Iraq War was a protracted armed conflict in Iraq from 2003 to 2011 that began with the invasion of Iraq by the United States–led coalition which overthrew the Iraqi government of Saddam Hussein.

Are British forces still in Iraq?

British troops are not in a combat role in Iraq but are on the ground with coalition partners providing training and equipment to Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) and Kurdish Security Forces (KSF).

Why is the UK involved in Afghanistan?

UK forces were deployed to Afghanistan in support of the UN-authorised, NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) mission and as part of the US-led Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF). Between 2003 and the end of 2014 UK operations in Afghanistan were conducted under the name Operation Herrick.

What happened in the Iraq War 2003?

In March 2003, U.S. forces invaded Iraq vowing to destroy Iraqi weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and end the dictatorial rule of Saddam Hussein. When WMD intelligence proved illusory and a violent insurgency arose, the war lost public support. Saddam was captured, tried, and hanged and democratic elections were held.

Did the British lose Basra?

Entering Basra had only been achieved after two weeks of conflict, which included the biggest tank battle of the war by British forces when the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards destroyed 14 Iraqi tanks on the 27 March….Battle of Basra (2003)

Date 21 March – 6 April 2003
Result Coalition victory, British occupation

Is the British Army finished?

The UK officially ended its combat role in 2014, but troops have since remained in the country in non-combat capacities, on Operation Toral, as part of NATO’s Resolute Support Mission. So what responsibilities have British personnel had on Op Toral?