Posted on March 8, 2019
Members of the Chasseurs Alpins units are taking part in live firing exercises with the Second Battalion of the Royal Regiment of Scotland. The units have a long history of cooperation and the Royal Highland Fusiliers are hosting their French comrades for the next few weeks. The French troops are visiting to train with soldiers from 2 SCOTS. Based in the Alps along the French-Swiss border, Chasseurs Alpins units generally operate in mountainous terrain but are also adept in urban warfare.
The close relationship with 2 SCOTS allows both units to share expertise and work with each other closely. One of their number became one of the first French soldiers to be awarded a campaign medal by the British Army since the Second World War – after serving with the Fusiliers on Operation Shader in Iraq.
While they are over here learning from their hosts – both sides are benefitting from the training.