Pathfinders: Into The Heart of Afghanistan

British Armed Forces

The Pathfinder Platoon (PF Platoon) is a reconnaissance unit within 16 Air Assault Brigade. Their the Parachute Regiment’s elite combat troops. Pathfinders act as the Brigade commander’s eyes and ears typically operating ahead of the Brigade’s front line, often deep behind enemy lines, where they perform advance force reconnaissance operations and mark out drop zones and helicopter landing sites for use by Brigade forces.

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