On 15 December 2022, the Government established an independent statutory inquiry to investigate matters arising from the deployment of British Special Forces to Afghanistan between mid-2010 and mid-2013. Lord Justice Sir Charles Haddon-Cave chairs the Inquiry.

The Secretary of State for Defence has formally granted authorisation to all personnel to disclose potentially relevant material to the Inquiry. We urge anyone who has got any information or material they think may be relevant to please get in touch as soon as possible. We recognise you may be concerned about the implications of coming forward – please read our Get in Touch page for more details on the systems and dispensations in place to support you.

The full Terms of Reference, which were updated in September 2023 can be found here: Terms of Reference for the Independent Inquiry relating to Afghanistan.


Friday 3 May 2024

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It follows that such information is not made public to accord with or represent the views of any particular parties or observers.  Nor does information made public represent a position or finding by the Inquiry. The Inquiry is an ongoing process and no conclusions should be drawn.

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