Posted on November 1, 2018
More than 5,000 personnel from all three of Britain’s armed services are working alongside 60,000 Omanis during the exercise. Saif Sareea 3 is testing British troops ability to deploy in the Middle East, as well as strengthening the links between the two nations’ militaries. Amphibious assaults rely on the ability of troops to strike anywhere, anytime and personnel used the early hours of the morning to practise. Having spent the night aboard their landing craft, 40 Commando boarded dinghies for a final approach towards the beach. “It’s now zero four in the morning,” Major James Smith told Forces News.