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October 28, 2016

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NATO Does Not Want New Cold War With Russia

October 28, 2016

Secretary General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, has told the BBC that NATO does not want to start a new “Cold War” with Russia, despite the planned deployment of 4,000 troops to Eastern Europe

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Photographer - SSgt Mark Nesbit RLC (Army Photographer) - HQ 1(UK) Div

British Army flexes its armour in Poland exercise.

Soldiers from Kings Royal Hussars are shown around the turret of the Polish Leopard 2 main battle tank.

More than 1300 British soldiers and 100 armoured vehicles, including Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank and Warrior (Infantry Fighting Vehicle), from the 3rd UK Division take part in Exercise BLACK EAGLE, a British/Polish exercise being conducted in western Poland. 
Salisbury Plain-based The KingÕs Royal Hussars, the UKÕs Lead Armoured Battle Group operating the Challenger, is conducting live-firing battlefield scenarios alongside its Polish counterparts with the Leopard 2 Main Battle Tank; while 1st Battalion The Royal Welsh (Armoured Infantry), with the Warrior, is providing the troops on the ground. 
A significant demonstration of the UKÕs support to the region and NATOÕs Immediate Assurance Measures, Ex BLACK EAGLE also highlights the British ArmyÕs ability to deploy an Armoured Battle Group at short notice anywhere in the world in support of the nationÕs allies. 
20 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tanks 
4 Challenger recovery vehicles 
75 other armoured vehicles (including Warrior and Bulldog) 
250 other vehicles 
1350 British troops 
3rd (UK) Division:  
12th Armoured Infantry Brigade:  
The KingÕs Royal Hussars:  
1st Battalion The Royal Welsh:  
Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank:  
Warrior Infantry Fighting Vehicle:  
The REME: 


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Photo credit to read - Staff Sergeant Mark Nesbit RLC (Phot)


The Public Is Urged To Rethink Rememberance

October 27, 2016

Amid claims by many service charities that younger veterans and serving personnel are being “left behind”, the Royal British Legion is asking the public to rethink their attitude towards remembrance

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Results Of Army Photography Competition 2016

October 26, 2016

The result of the annual Army photographic championship have been announced today at the Imperial war museum in London.

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