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Enhanced Forward Presence (eFP)

The 2016 NATO Summit in Warsaw set the conditions for the establishment of an enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland to strengthen Euro-Atlantic security.

Commander Enhanced Forward Presence Estonia


Enhanced Forward Presence

Operation Cabrit is the name of the UK operational deployment to Estonia where British troops are leading a multinational battlegroup as part of the enhanced Forward Presence (eFP).

UK Armed Forces have a leading role in NATO’s eFP in the Baltic States, in order to enhance Euro-Atlantic security, reassure our Allies and deter our adversaries. 

The eFP in the Baltic States is a deployment of robust, multinational, combat-ready forces to Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland, on a persistent, rotational basis.

About 900 British personnel rotate on a continuous basis alongside Danish, French, and host nation Estonian forces.

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In Poland, a Light Cavalry Squadron from the Royal Lancers, of approximately 140 personnel, as part of a US-led battlegroup composed of a battalion of the California National Guard as well as Romanian and Croatian contributions.

Additional units include elements from the Adjutant General’s Corps, Intelligence Corps, Royal Artillery, Royal Electrical Mechanical Engineers, Royal Engineers, Royal Logistics Corps, Royal Military Police, and Royal Signals. The enhanced Forward Presence is just one aspect of a wide range of UK support to NATO.


The Challenger 2 is an all-weather platform that can operate in the day or night and has a variety of weapons to destroy enemy vehicles and infantry.

Combat vehicles


Used in the reconnaissance role to find and mark targets to destroy. Equipped with their own anti-armour weapons, they can also pack a punch.

Combat vehicles

Jackal 2

Rapid Jackal 2 is a high mobility weapons platform, with a unique air-bag suspension system allowing rapid movement across varying terrain

Reconnaissance vehicles