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British forces in Afghanistan

Civil war erupted in Afghanistan in 1978, when an insurgency broke out against the People's Democratic Party. This event led indirectly to the Soviet military intervention, which lasted from 1979 until 1989, during which time more than 14,000 Russian troops lost their lives, and to the takeover by the Taliban, which lasted until 2001.

The Taliban -from the Arabic word for student, "taleb" - are fundamentalist Sunni Muslims, mostly from Afghanistan’s Pashtun tribes. The Taliban dominates large swaths of Afghanistan and seek to establish a puritanical caliphate that neither recognises nor tolerates forms of Islam divergent from their own. They scorn democracy or any secular or pluralistic political process as an offense against Islam.

Following the tragic events of 9th September 2001, US and allied forces attacked Taliban positions, and the resultant war continues to this day.

Iran’s Qods Force, which is part of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), continues to support the Taliban with weapons and explosives, according to the US State Department.

British Forces in Afghanistan are there 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),

The majority of British Forces in Afghanistan are deployed in the south, and include elements of the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, British Army and RAF.

A record number of British troops have been honoured for their bravery in Afghanistan. On a recent visit to British Forces in Afghanistan, David Beckham said "These guys are the bravest people I've ever met, and it really is, it truly is, an honour to be here".

Despite the hardships and danger, many of our customers look forward to going back there.

On 1st March 2013,  it was revealed that defence planners are preparing for the end of Britain’s Afghan war by the end of 2014.

The good news

On returning to the UK, British Forces in Afghanistan currently receive a substantial cash bonus, and this is quite often used as a deposit on a new car. Understandably, some members of British Forces in Afghanistan can’t wait and buy the first car they are offered by slick salesmen on the ground in BFG, which normally means paying top price

Others members of British Forces in Afghanistan shop around for the best deal on the Internet, and these are the customers we supply. The difference in price can be staggering - you only have to check out our Special Offers page to see what bargains can be found by anyone taking the time to look.


Being a member of British Forces based in Afghanistan, applications for finance are normally taken by e-mail or completing on-line forms. Finance can usually be agreed shortly after the application is submitted, providing that a recent payslip is to hand. Generally speaking, due to having good deposits, members of British Forces in Afghanistan have a good finance acceptance prospect.


Whether you are buying a tax-paid car to use in the UK, or a tax-free car to take on your next posting, we can normally arrange for your car to be ready for collection on the same day that you fly back to the UK. Deposits or balance deposits are normally paid by debit card either over the phone or in the showroom. All you need to do is choose your new car and we’ll do the rest.