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Controlling Joint Fires 847 NAS leads the way

Since returning from operations in Afghanistan last year, 847 Naval Air Squadron has been going through a regeneration process. The Sqn is building towards achieving its very high readiness (VHR) contingency role, but this time as the first front line […]


Snipers From Army’s Rapid Reaction Force Take Aim

Snipers from 16 Air Assault Brigade’s infantry units came together on the Stanford Training Area (STANTA) in Norfolk during May to test their skills against each other. As well as hitting targets at ranges of up to 1,200  metres by […]


Paratroopers strengthen French connection

British paratroopers have been training on air, land and sea with their counterparts from the French Foreign Legion as the two units build a closer working relationship. Colchester-based B Company, 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment (B Coy, 2 PARA) has […]



Royal Navy personnel from CHF based at RNAS Yeovilton are completing their fifth and final week military training or AIR 338 military acquaint course as it is known. The course is designed to equip naval personnel with essential military field […]



Colchester-based paras have faced up to one of the Army’s toughest tests. A team from 2 PARA came away with a silver award after taking part in Ex Cambrian Patrol – a mind-and-muscle sapping challenge over 48 hours in the […]

Ambush Tests Redcaps’ Close Protection Skills

The RMP have tested their close protection skills during a realistic training exercise on the streets of Colchester. A simulated ambush was staged to test 156 Pro Coy RMP’s close protection team. A blast from a roadside bomb and heavy […]

Ex Ypres Genesis JHC Battlefield Study Examining Aviation Capability Development

Thirteen JHC Cap personnel and three Army HQ desk officers participated in Ex YPRES GENESIS (Ex YG), a Battlefield Study (BS) conducted over two phases spanning Salisbury Plain and Belgium/Northern France. The aim of Ex YG was to examine the […]

Bridging Master Class for Regular, Reservist and French Engineers

Airborne engineers have been joined by Reservist and French troops for a bridging master class as they train for their role in the rapid reaction force. From assessing the capacity of existing crossings to constructing bridges across fast-flowing water and […]

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