Australian Artillery gunners from 4 Field Regiment are working and living with British artillery unit 4th Regiment Royal Artillery, out of Forward Operating Base (FOB) Budwan in Helmand province, Afghanistan. Their troop named after Victoria Cross winner Sir Roden Cutler is firing the L118 105mm Light Gun in support of ground forces within their Area of Operations.
The gunners of Cutler troop are the fifth rotation of Australian Artillery to serve with the British Army on Operation Herrick since 2008.
The British and Australian gunners share the camp with Danish soldiers, tanks, mortars and infantry, British engineers and a British ground to ground rocket detachment.
The detachment of Gunners from 4 Field Regiment, Royal Australian Artillery, are deployed as part of the United Kingdom's Task Force Helmand in Helmand Province. The Australian gunners are with the UK task force under a bilateral arrangement to further enhance the training and experience of the Australian Army's offensive support capability.