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Message from the Commander

  Summer is always a hectic time for us, and notably so this year having included support to the Olympic Games to our already rich mix of operational and training activity for the Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force. […]

Missile Success for Army Helicopters at Sea

  Army Apache attack helicopters flying from HMS Illustrious have fired tank-busting Hellfire missiles in the UK for the first time. Two Apaches from Wattisham-based 4 Regt AAC fired one Hellfire missile each at a training target in the sea […]

Gunners Battle Each Other to be the Best

  Airborne gunners have gone into battle against each other as they train for their role in the British Army’s rapid reaction force. Colchester-based 7 Para RHA held a best gun detachment competition at Warcop in Cumbria to test the […]

Army Wives’ Choir Brings Harmony to Wattisham

A group of Army wives are starting to hit the high notes with support from the Royal British Legion. Backed by a £1,000 donation from the Legion, the Wattisham Military Wives Choir has brought together wives and girlfriends from the […]

Junglies in Nordic Search & Rescue

  A Sea King from Commando Helicopter Force on exercise in Norway rescued a stranded fisherman. The helicopter crew came to the rescue after local authorities sought assistance from the UK forces undertaking winter training at Bardufoss, as part of […]

845 NAS Host American Airforce Rescue Sqn

  845 Naval Air Squadron at RNAS Yeovilton hosted helicopters and 30 personnel from the 56th Rescue Squadron (RQS) of the United States Air Force, who brought with them two HH-60 Pavehawk’s, the Search and Rescue version of the H-60 […]

Paratroopers Prepare for Public Disorder

Paras have been training to deal with hostile crowds that they may face in their role as the British Army’s rapid reaction force. Troops from 3rd Bn The Parachute Regiment have been bombarded with petrol bombs and missiles during public […]

Airborne Engineers Get Ready to React

  Sappers have been building bridges towards their role in the Army’s rapid reaction force. Exercise EAGLE SAPPER has tested the skills of Woodbridge-based 23 Engr Regt (Air Asslt) as engineers first and soldiers second. The training has seen troops […]

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