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Camp Bastion is the main British military base in Afghanistan. Accommodating 28,000 people it is situated northwest of Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand Province, and exists to be the logistics hub for operations in Helmand. It is the largest British overseas military camp built since the Second World War. Built in early 2006 by personnel from 39 Engineer Regiment Royal Engineers and various contracting firms, all under the supervision of 62 Works Group Royal Engineers, the camp is situated in a remote desert area, far from population centres. Four miles long by two miles wide, it has a busy airfield and a field hospital and originally had full accommodation for the 2000 men and women. The base is divided into a number of different sections. Bastion 1 and 2 were the first sections with Bastion 2 containing Camp Barber and Camp Viking, Bastion 0 was added in around 2010 and houses the contractors and Bastion 3 is used for in-theatre training. Bastion also adjoins Camp Leatherneck and the Afghan National Army Camp Shorabak. Westland WAH-64 Apache and Boeing CH-47 Chinook helicopters are forward-deployed at the Heliport. (via Freebase)