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British army paratroopers train Sierra Leone soldiers for African mission in Somalia news

British army paratroopers train Sierra Leone soldiers for African mission in Somalia
 
Four British army paratroopers have been training Sierra Leonean troops in mortar firing in preparation for an African Union mission in Somalia next year. The team of soldiers, from 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment, based in Colchester, flew out to West Africa to complete the live-fire tactical training of the Sierra Leonean troops.
Four British army paratroopers have been training Sierra Leonean troops in mortar firing in preparation for an African Union mission in Somalia next year. The team of soldiers, from 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment, based in Colchester, flew out to West Africa to complete the live-fire tactical training of the Sierra Leonean troops.
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Thursday, November 24, 2011, 09:08 AM
 

Joint military training for the British and French airborne artillery units Otterburn United Kingdom

Joint military training for the British and French airborne artillery units in Otterburn, United Kingdom
 
The airborne gunners of 7th Parachute Regiment Royal Horse Artillery (7 Para RHA) have been reinforcing links with their French counterparts as they train to form part of the British Army's Rapid Reaction Force. 7 Para RHA was joined on Exercise Eagles Resolve by senior officers from its French sister unit - 35e Régiment d'Artillerie Parachutiste (35e RAP).
The airborne gunners of 7th Parachute Regiment Royal Horse Artillery (7 Para RHA) have been reinforcing links with their French counterparts as they train to form part of the British Army's Rapid Reaction Force. 7 Para RHA was joined on Exercise Eagles Resolve by senior officers from its French sister unit - 35e Régiment d'Artillerie Parachutiste (35e RAP).
Wednesday, November 2, 2011, 03:38 PM
 

British 1st Battalion Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment take over lead for mentoring Afghan Police

British 1st Battalion Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment take over lead for mentoring Afghan Police
 
British Army 1st Battalion The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment (1 PWRR), known as 'The Tigers', has taken over responsibility for the Police Mentoring and Advisory Group (PMAG) in Lashkar Gah, Helmand province.
British Army 1st Battalion The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment (1 PWRR), known as 'The Tigers', has taken over responsibility for the Police Mentoring and Advisory Group (PMAG) in Lashkar Gah, Helmand province.
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Wednesday, October 12, 2011, 11:59 AM
 

British armoured Warthog cover distance of around world in 80 days on operations in Afghanistan

British armoured Warthog cover distance of around world in 80 days on operations in Afghanistan
 
After 80 days in Afghanistan, the Operation HERRICK 14 Warthog Group has travelled a distance equivalent to circumnavigating the world. The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards' (SCOTS DG) Delta Squadron Warthog Group of British Army has been in Afghanistan for 80 days, covering, in that time, 41,000 km (or 25,625 miles) with their all-terrain vehicles.
After 80 days in Afghanistan, the Operation HERRICK 14 Warthog Group has travelled a distance equivalent to circumnavigating the world. The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards' (SCOTS DG) Delta Squadron Warthog Group of British Army has been in Afghanistan for 80 days, covering, in that time, 41,000 km (or 25,625 miles) with their all-terrain vehicles.
Tuesday, August 2, 2011 11:06 AM
 

New ballistic and explosion protective clothing for British army soldiers in Afghanistan

New ballistic and explosion protective clothing for British army soldiers in Afghanistan
 
The final phase of the British MOD's pelvic protection system will be issued to troops on the front line in Afghanistan in the next few months along with a new Personal Clothing System.
The final phase of the British MOD's pelvic protection system will be issued to troops on the front line in Afghanistan in the next few months along with a new Personal Clothing System.
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Friday, July 29, 2011 11:18 AM
 

British Royal Navy frigate Type 23 Duke class HMS Sutherland begins boarding operations off Libya

British Royal Navy frigate Type 23 Duke class HMS Sutherland begins boarding operations off Libya
 
Having arrived off the coast of Libya this weekend, the British Royal Navy HMS Sutherland has already conducted a boarding operation under the auspices of UN Security Council Resolutions 1970 and 1973.
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Thursday, July 28, 2011 09:05 AM
 

British Army Royal Marines help clear Helmand route in Afghanistan of Improvised Explosive Devices

British Army Royal Marines help clear Helmand route in Afghanistan of Improvised Explosive Devices
 
British army Royal Marines soldiers have recently helped cleared explosive devices from a key route in Helmand, (Afghanistan) allowing vital access for coalition forces and locals.
British army Royal Marines soldiers have recently helped cleared explosive devices from a key route in Helmand, (Afghanistan) allowing vital access for coalition forces and locals.
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Monday, July 18, 2011 07:05 PM
 

British soldier thanks his helmet Mark 7 which saved his life which was removed by insurgent bullet

British soldier thanks his helmet Mark 7 which saved his life which was removed by insurgent's bullet
 
A British soldier has had a miraculous escape after the strap of his helmet Mark 7 was shot off during his first patrol with his new unit in Helmand province.
A British soldier has had a miraculous escape after the strap of his helmet Mark 7 was shot off during his first patrol with his new unit in Helmand province.
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Thursday, July 14, 2011 06:23 PM
 

British and U.S. soldiers train Afghan military troops in Improvised Explosive Device IED detection

British and U.S. soldiers train Afghan military troops in Improvised Explosive Device IED detection
 
International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) instructors are teaching members of the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) the fundamentals of identifying and countering improvised explosive devices on a new course at Camp Leatherneck in Helmand province.
International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) instructors are teaching members of the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) the fundamentals of identifying and countering improvised explosive devices on a new course at Camp Leatherneck in Helmand province.
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Thursday, July 14, 2011 06:01 PM
 

British soldiers destroyed secret Taliban training school and IED factory Helmand area Afghanistan

British soldiers destroyed secret Taliban training school - IED factory in Helmand area, Afghanistan
 
A secret insurgent training school and a huge haul of deadly insurgent bombs have been destroyed by British forces in Helmand following a daylight helicopter assault and intense fire fight. After receiving a tip-off from local people, the 3 Commando Brigade Reconnaissance Force (BRF) uncovered the enemy base in Nahr-e Saraj district.
A secret insurgent training school and a huge haul of deadly insurgent bombs have been destroyed by British forces in Helmand following a daylight helicopter assault and intense fire fight. After receiving a tip-off from local people, the 3 Commando Brigade Reconnaissance Force (BRF) uncovered the enemy base in Nahr-e Saraj district.
Thursday, June 30, 2011 06:34 PM
 

Upgraded Warrior British infantry fighting vehicle saved lives of soldiers against IED Afghanistan

Upgraded Warrior British infantry fighting vehicle saved lives of soldiers against IED in Afghanistan
 
Newly-upgraded Warrior MCV-80 vehicles have saved the lives of British soldiers within weeks of arriving in Afghanistan. Warrior is the only British tracked infantry vehicle in theatre, able to get to places that wheeled vehicles cannot. This enables the infantry to engage the enemy more effectively in difficult terrain.
Newly-upgraded Warrior MCV-80 vehicles have saved the lives of British soldiers within weeks of arriving in Afghanistan. Warrior is the only British tracked infantry vehicle in theatre, able to get to places that wheeled vehicles cannot. This enables the infantry to engage the enemy more effectively in difficult terrain.
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Thursday, June 30, 2011 05:45 PM
 

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