Posted on September 30, 2019
The visitors were from participating states of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe, including France and Russia.
The representatives went to 16 Air Assault Brigade in Colchester and RAF Marham in Norfolk, whilst the USA hosted a day at RAF Lakenheath, in Suffolk.
Largely arms control experts, they were given the opportunity to see front line units operating the latest equipment and platforms, including air assault demonstrations and the F-35 Lightning aircraft.
The Ministry of Defence says it is part of an effort to increase transparency, and reduce the chance of misunderstanding, or miscalculating, Britain’s military intentions and actions.
Defence Minister Baroness Goldie said:
“We can reduce the risk of mistakes and strengthen Euro-Atlantic security by increasing military transparency. In so doing we reinforce the European security order which has benefited the UK – and kept our country safe and prosperous – for decades.”