British Exercise In Estonian Towns

Posted on May 13, 2019

This year, the exercise consists of more than 9,000 troops from 17 allied nations, including 1,000 British soldiers. They are operating around 15 kilometres from the Russian border. The Estonian 1st Infantry Brigade and 2nd Brigade were split into groups to conduct a range of scenarios, which involved exercising in civilian populated towns and rural environments.

There are currently 800 British troops deployed in Estonia.

Lieutenant Colonel Angus Tilney, the Commanding Officer of the Kings Royal Hussars said the exercise is an “amazing opportunity”.

Lt Col Tilney said: “Its been fast and furious. Working on open streets, towns and roads of Estonia is a unique experience. I’ve never done anything like it before in 18 years of an Army career.”

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