About 40% of gear being used in Helmand Province will be scrapped or sold when UK forces finally leave by the end of next year.
The Government estimates about 11,000 containers of equipment are in Afghanistan, including 3,000 vehicles.
Of these, defence chiefs plan to bring back about 6,500 loads – costing tens of millions of pounds. That means leaving 4,500 containers.
These will not include weapons – but besides everyday items will be non-lethal military hardware that could be of use to insurgents.
Source: Chris Hughs for mirror.co.uk