Cheltenham Girls Work Together In Afghanistan

25 year old Captain Beccy Hart and Lieutenant Katie Nelson were friends at school in Cheltenham and have now found themselves in the same camp in Afghanistan!

The girls were classmates at Pate's Grammar School and are now both in Lashkar Gah. It's by lucky coincidence that the two friends have found themselves sharing the same camp. They carry out very different jobs but both have been working with 1st Battalion Scots Guards.

Beccy, a Veterinary officer has been involved in a pioneering project that provides treatment for livestock and education for Afghan farmers whilst Katie has been working as an Education officer. She's been helping soldiers in remote locations develop their numeracy and literacy skills so they can complete promotional courses on their return to the UK.

You can hear an interview with Katie by clicking the link on the right.

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