Britain has deployed 900 elite troops and 350 armored vehicles along the Polish border. Along with NATO forces from Germany, Canada, and Poland, the combined armies have conducted a training exercise to prepare for the event that Russia occupies Polish territory. The training exercise will be noticed in Moscow, says one soldier:
Around 900 UK personnel and 350 vehicles – part of the British Army's Lead Armoured Battle Group – crossed Europe to take part in Exercise Dragon 15 on the plains of north east Poland, just 60 miles from the border with the Russian state of Kaliningrad Oblast.
They joined 6,000 Poles, Germans and Canadians on the seven week training exercise, aimed at improving the way the allies worked together.
Britain's war machinery took part in battle scenarios, firing rockets and shells in a simulated attack, with red tracer fire ripping through the air.
British troops fired two Javelin anti-tank missiles, which cost £100,000 each, and multi-million pound Challenger II tanks were also involved.
Members of the First Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment pose on their armoured vehicles
Lance Corporal Daniel Ford from Moston, Manchester
The First Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment carry out repairs to a Warrior armoured vehicle
The war games will be seen in Moscow as a direct challenge to the Russian military, which has been flexing its muscles in Syria with a build up of troops and weaponry and an aerial bombardment campaign that has come close to wiping out ISIS in parts of the country.
Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Garner, Commanding Officer of the First Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment, said: “I think our proximity to the Russian border will be noticed, but I think the exercise is really all about exercising closely with our Nato allies and the assurance that that brings, especially to our Polish allies – obviously for them, the threat is very real and credible.
“I think it shows the UK is committed to Nato.
“It shows with our high readiness forces, now, we can deploy readily around the world at short notice.”
Source: Sunday Express
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