TRIBUTES have been paid to Wirral's Fallen in Afghanistan as UK combat troops brought their campaign in Helmand province to an end today.
UK forces handed Camp Bastion over to Afghan officials, concluding their bloodiest chapter in the 13-year conflict with a poignant ceremony.
British and American troops stood side-by-side as the Union flag and the Stars and Stripes were lowered at the base for the last time.
David Cameron said Britain will "never forget those who made the ultimate sacrifice".
Many from Wirral and the surrounding areas were among some 453 British forces personnel or Ministry of Defence civillies who died while serving in Afghanistan since the start of operations in 2001.
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