The British Army in Brunei
The British Army in Brunei comprises an infantry battalion of Gurkhas supported by 1563 Flt RAF Puma helicopters. The tropical climate and terrain is well suited to jungle training and the Jungle Warfare Division run courses for all members of the British Army.
Jungle warfare in Brunei
The infantry battalion is supported by the small British Garrison, which provides all logistic and administrative support.
The Jungle Warfare Division is the Army's jungle warfare school. It runs a number of courses, ranging from Jungle Warfare Instructor Courses to the Operational Tracking Instructor Course.
Brunei Garrison consists of three sites: Sittang Camp, just outside Tutong in the middle of the country and Medicina Lines home to the Jungle Warfare Division and 1563 Flt RAF. The Garrison Support Services are located at Tuker Lines where the Garrison Headquarters and the resident Gurkha Battalion reside.
Training in Brunei focuses on mastering infantry skills ranging from basic fieldcraft to more advanced jungle survival techniques.
The jungle brings a host of new challenges for troops to overcome. Navigating is a huge challenge. In the jungle, you can barely see 20 metres ahead, and it can take 20 minutes to go just 100 metres as you hack your way through the undergrowth.
Troops live in the jungle during training, in heat that can exceeded 35 degrees, learning vital survival skills and using the environment to their advantage – training that makes the British Army such an effective, adaptable fighting force.