Forward Operating Base Delhi

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FOB Delhi
Garmsir, Afghanistan
British Armed Forces Garmsir District memorial 01.jpg
Memorial at FOB Delhi, Afghanistan
Type Forward Operating Base
Site information
Controlled by United States Marine Corps
Site history
Built 2006
In use 2006–present

FOB Delhi in Afghanistan is a military expeditionary base occupied by the United States Marine Corps. It is along the Helmand River Valley in Garmsir at an abandoned Agricultural College building.[1]


The base was originally established by members of the Ministry of Defense and used by British units under Operation Herrick (OP H) until 2008 when the base was taken over by the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit and was transferred to the British Army regiment, The Light Dragoons of Task Force Helmand, on September 8, 2008.[2]

In June 2009, it was transferred to the U.S. Marines of Task Force Leatherneck.


It has been used by:

  • OP H IV - 16 Air Assault Brigade (May 2006 - November 2006):
    • Multiple One (India Company), 3 Commando Brigade Royal Marines' Command Support Group.[3]
  • OP H V - 3 Commando Brigade (November 2006 - April 2007):
  • OP H VI - 12th Mechanized Brigade (April 2007 - October 2007):
  • OP H VII - 52nd Infantry Brigade (October 2007 - April 2008):
  • OP H VIII (16 Air Assault Bde) A coy 5 Scots April 2008 - September 2008:
    • 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit.[2]
  • OP H IX - 3 Commando Brigade (September 2008 - April 2009):
  • OP H X - 19th Light Brigade (April 2009 - June 2009):
  • OEF 11- 2nd Battalion 2nd Marines (October 2009-FEbruary 2010)
  • OEF 11 - 1st Battalion 3rd Marines (April 2011- October 2011)
  • OEF 11.1 - 3rd Battalion 3rd Marines Kilo Company (October 2011 - May 2012)

Forward Operating Base Delhi Massacre

On August 10, 2012 an Afghan teenager entered an on-base gym and fired an AK-47 killing 3 US Marines and injuring another. The incident is being investigated by the NCIS and the US Attorney's Office in New York.

See also


  1. The Independent. "As the war against the Taliban continues to rage, what is life in Afghanistan really like?", The Independent website, July 27, 2007. Retrieved on May 24, 2010.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Guerra, Alex C. "24th MEU returns a safer, more stable Garmsir to British Army", website, September 11, 2008. Retrieved on May 24, 2010.
  3. "Marines in daily fight with Taliban to restore once thriving town". MoD. Retrieved 29 August 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>