News about Project Afghan

Well I did say a few days ago that I would be making a statement about some news I had, so I wont be keeping you in the dark anymore and the suspense will be lifted.

Well the Army moves so fast these days regardless of where you are serving in the world, life continues, people come and go and so does your career. So i’m sorry to say that from the end of June, Project Afghan will come to and end (or maybe a new start?), my career is taking me back to the UK and onto another adventure in my life, to pastures greener and slightly cooler than i’ve been used to. I cant give you the exact date of when I leave but what I thought would be 6 months at war is now going to be 3 months at war and the days are slowly being counted down.

So with my time coming to an end, I will continue to add as many blog posts as and when I come into contact with the Internet, I will continue to show you around the lives we lead out here in Afghanistan, show you the men and women who share their lives with the sun and sand each day, the people of Afghanistan, from local tribal people to the Afghan Security Forces and the messages to loved ones back home from the men and women I work with. Each blog post will still mean as much to me as the first and I will work to ensure that I cover as much as possible as I count down my last few days.

So for now, the month of June is full of more adventures, excitement, photographic memories and fleeting encounters with our enemy, so I hope you have enjoyed our journey so far, so sit back, hold on tight and let the month of June evolve as I capture Afghanistan in 2012 for one last time.

Regards Project Afghan.

About robgrimesphotography

Experienced and enthusiastic, I have a real passion for photography that I have gained over the years and that shines through in my pictures and my portfolio. I specialise in capturing those spontaneous moments that we otherwise could lose, either at your wedding or on a relaxed family shoot of your choice. I am always happy to talk about photography, so if you think I might be the right person to take your photographs then give me a ring to discuss your pictures, they are yours after all. Also a full time serving soldier in the Infantry in the British Army, but soon to be leaving the forces after Project Afghan finishes.
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5 Responses to News about Project Afghan

  1. Well mate, in one way that is sad news for a soldier (although civvies may find that hard to understand – being sad about being sent home from an operational area) but in another way it could mean a whole new life opening up.

    Keep in touch and continue to stay safe,


  2. Tim says:

    A shame you are going: I have enjoyed following your blog which captures what it is to be a Rifleman on ops. You put a brave face on it, but what you don’t say is how hard it is to leave mid-tour (Andrew Miller mentions it, above). I think some of the blokes I have worked with who have had the hardest time coping with all the post tour emotions are those that (either by their choice or the Army’s design) didn’t complete the whole tour with the Company I was in. There will always be feelings of guilt at leaving one’s comrades. On the blog, I don’t suppose you could hand over the blog to someone else, like they did with The Stig on Top Gear? I suppose you won’t be keen to do that what with copyright issues etc, but just a thought.

  3. Anna says:

    Hi Rob, So sorry to read you are having to return home mid tour, and the project ‘afghan’ will end soon, I really enjoy all of your blog posts, and will continue to enjoy the ride until it is finished! and I do hope that your ‘adventures’ will go on, and I hope that all of us that follow you will continue to be able to in some form or other, take care until the next time…


  4. Oh my! Now I am intrigued!!

    T x

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