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.
Operation CABRIT is the name of the UK operational deployment to Estonia where British troops are leading a multinational battlegroup as part of the EFP.
UK Armed Forces have a leading role in NATO’s Enhanced Forward Presence (EFP) in the Baltic States in order to enhance Euro-Atlantic security, reassure our Allies and deter out 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 will rotate on a continuous basis alongside Danish, French, and host nation Estonian forces, with 1 YORKS currently providing the bulk of the combat capable infantry force.
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A Light Cavalry Squadron, of approximately 150 personnel, deployed to Poland, and is under the command of 2 US Cavalry Regiment. Additional units include elements from Royal Military Police, Intelligence Corps, Royal Signals and Royal Electrical Mechanical Engineers. EFP is just one aspect of a wide range of UK support to NATO.