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HRH Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh

10 June 1921 - 9 April 2021

It is with the utmost sadness that we learned of the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh. His Royal Highness was hugely significant in the Armed Forces having served operationally himself for many years, and he was respected by all who served alongside him and after him. He was made Field Marshal of the British Army in 1953, a rank he held until his death, and he enjoyed strong lifelong connections with many British and Commonwealth services, regiments and corps. His loss is deeply felt and our thoughts are with Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family.

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Royal Anglians on exercise in Egypt

Over the coming weeks, the Second Battalion, The Royal Anglian Regiment, “The Poachers” will partake in a rigorous military exercise south-west of Alexandria, Egypt.

The purpose of the exercise is to combine and share tactical skills with the Egyptian 112 Infantry Brigade.

Exercise Ahmose 1, the first of its kind and involving over 150 British military personnel, is set to last a month. During this time the soldiers will be put through their paces whilst undergoing several scenarios – involving urban operations, close quarter battle, and an exhaustive live firing package. The exercise will culminate in a complex company live fire attack, involving over 100 infantry soldiers, over harsh terrain, being supported by mortars, machine guns and snipers.

On completion of the exercise, C Company Group will be greeted by a VIP contingent comprising of high ranking officials from around the globe. The UK’s own Commander British Forces Cyprus, Major General James Illingworth OBE will also be in attendance to no doubt congratulate the troops on a job well done.

The company will then travel back to Alexander Barracks in Cyprus where they will join the rest of the Battalion, who are based there.