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Ex Cougar 12, Part Two

The last issue of LZDZ focussed on JHC’s involvement in Ex Cougar 12. However, as the magazine went to print the exercise was still ongoing and the following article gives an insight into the final throes of this major exercise.  […]

Paras Drop into Spain to Train for Future Operations

As the UK prepares to draw down its forces in Afghanistan, Colchester-based paratroopers were on a joint military exercise in Spain training for the threat of future conflicts around the world. The training exercise with their Spanish counterparts, Ex Iberian […]

Airborne Engineers Build French Connection

Ex Eagle Sapper has seen the British Army’s airborne engineers build bridges with their French counterparts and across the largest man-made lake in northern Europe. 23 Engr Regt (Air Assault) has been working in the harsh climate and unforgiving landscape […]

Battle of the Fittest for Airborne Medics

As physical fitness is vital to the men and women of the unit which provides medical support to 16 Air Assault Brigade, the Airborne medics from 16 Med Regt have battled each other to find out who is the fittest. […]

Commando Fliers Hone Their Mountain Flying Skills

Three CHF Sea Kings recently decamped from Yeovilton to southern Germany to give air and ground crews a chance to hone their mountain skills. The men and women from 848 NAS, the training unit which feeds the front-line CHF squadrons […]

A Small Piece of History Flying Unmanned Air Systems on Thorney Island

Background Thorney Island is a peninsula that juts into Chichester Harbour in West Sussex. It is separated from the mainland by a narrow channel called the Great Deep. A coastal public footpath, part of the Sussex Border Path encircles the […]

French Officer Cadets Learn from British Army

Ten French Army officer cadets have been given a taste of life in the Army’s rapid reaction force as the two armies develop closer links. The French officer cadets from the École Militaire Interarmes de Saint-Cyr Coetquidan have spent a […]

Next Generation of Junglies Graduate with Flying Colours

Seven aviators from CHF saw the culmination of several years hard work as they were finally awarded their prestigious “wings” on graduating from 848 NAS at RNAS Yeovilton. Although every course relies upon good teamwork to complete the demanding training, […]

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