Armoured Infantry unit conducts live-firing in Germany with support of Challenger 2 tanks.
As lead Armoured Infantry element of the NATO Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (Land) [VJTF(L)] the 1st Battalion of the Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment (1PWRR) has conducted a live-firing exercise on Sennelager Training Area in Germany.
Using their Warrior Armoured Infantry Fighting Vehicles, 1PWRR conducted company attacks as part of a battlegroup scenario with support of the Challenger 2 Main Battle Tanks of 'C' Company, the Queen’s Royal Hussars.
Around 400 soldiers took part in a 3-week live firing exercise that incorporated mounted and dismounted elements on open grounds and in wooded areas to make training as realistic as possible.
“This keeps our readiness levels topped up. As part of the very high readiness task force, we are set at very high readiness at the moment and have 48 hours to 5 days to move and operate effectively anywhere in the world. For that reason we need to keep on top of our skills and this exercise is keeping us at that level,” explained the Commanding Officer of the 1st Battalion The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment, Lieutenant Colonel Mike Cornwell.
A Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank is supported by a Warrior Infantry Fighting Vehicle from 1 PWRR