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A tank sits under a camouflage net, with its gun pointing out. Deployments

Poland phase of NATO's Steadfast Defender draws to a close

Exercise Steadfast Defender is designed to develop how nation members work with each other. Troops from the UK, the USA and Poland have been put through their paces on the vast Drawsko Pomorskie training area near the Polish city of Szczecin.

Published: 21 May 2024

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Commemorating the 80th Anniversary of the Battle of Monte Cassino

More than 100 UK Armed Forces personnel took part in commemorations to mark the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Monte Cassino, at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery Cassino, Italy.

Published: 19 May 2024

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Monte Cassino 80 – My Grandfather’s battle for Monastery Hill

Today the country commemorates the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Monte Cassino, a crucial battle fought during World War II, specifically as part of the Italian Campaign.

Published: 18 May 2024

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Wildcats on the prowl in Estonia

True, the Apache AH-64E attack helicopter may well steal the lime light with its devastating fire power and menacing looks, and, of course, the evocative wokka-wokka signature note of the all too familiar twin rotor CH47 Chinook is mightily impressive as it swoops down to disgorge whatever lies within its belly; however, spare a thought and a few plaudits for their pint-sized battle space colleague, the Wildcat.

Published: 15 May 2024

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By air to battle on Steadfast Defender

By parachute, helicopter and airlanding, the British Army’s global response force has shown how it could rapidly reinforce NATO troops in Estonia in the event of a crisis.

Published: 13 May 2024

Soldiers build shelters on the side of their armoured vehicle. Deployments

British Armour rolls in as Exercise Steadfast Defender 2024 gets underway in Poland

British troops and armoured vehicles have started training in Poland as part of NATO’s largest exercise in a generation.

Published: 10 May 2024

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Paratroopers pack a punch on Swift Response

With support from Typhoon fighter jets, Apache AH-64E attack helicopters and artillery, paratroopers on a major NATO exercise in Estonia have shown the firepower they can bring to bear.

Published: 09 May 2024

Military vehicles sit aboard a train. Deployments

Global response force travels to Steadfast Defender

By road, rail, sea, and air, the British Army’s global response force has travelled to Estonia as part of major training to build NATO forces’ ability to operate side-by-side.

Published: 26 Apr 2024

A row of six Apache helicopters sit on a runway as they undergo pre-flight checks. Deployments

Helicopters take off for Steadfast Defender

The British Army’s new Apache AH-64E attack helicopter is spearheading the deployment of helicopters on NATO’s largest military exercise since the Cold War.

Published: 24 Apr 2024

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British Army moves a step closer to the next generation mobile fires platform

A significant milestone in the modernisation of our artillery was reached today, following a landmark defence agreement with Germany.

Published: 24 Apr 2024