Whether mounted or dismounted, all personnel and vehicles have to
get to a point where they can prove they are safe to operate and
1 Royal Welsh, who recently celebrated its 300th anniversary, is one of the British Army's oldest and most decorated regiments. It has the freedom of 28 towns and local authorities, including 25 in Wales and have previously deployed on operations in Somalia, the Ukraine, Afghanistan, and Iraq. This will be their second tour of Estonia having deployed there in 2017.
Captain Lucas Colley, 1 Royal Welsh's Regimental Signals Officer says many of the Fusiliers are new to this element of training: "The Combined Arms Training is designed to get the Battlegroup ready for two important initiatives we are involved with in 2022. It is the first overseas exercise many have been away on, including some of the seniors, as COVID affected a lot of our training over the last year." Captain Colley adds, forging partnerships with other nations will play a crucial role in their future training:
Interoperability is the hallmark of what we are doing and will be doing in the future. We have the Danish and Estonians working with us currently and soon we will work closely with other NATO partners including Latvia and Lithuania.