Dozens of Afghan interpreters who served alongside British troops will be granted the right to live in the UK, following a review of Government policy.
Approximately 50 frontline volunteers who served in Helmand province will be granted visas, the Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has said as he praised them as the campaign’s “unsung heroes”.
They will be allowed to resettle in the UK with their wives and children, taking the total of new visas issued to around 200.
The decision follows years of criticism of the Government’s treatment of Army interpreters, whose participation in the Nato effort places them at grave risk of reprisals.
Many have since received death threats, including some who have been murdered in their own homes.