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The British Army in Belize

The British Army has maintained a presence in Belize since its independence. Currently the British Army Training Support Unit Belize (BATSUB) enables close country and tropical environment (CCTE) training to troops from the UK and international partners. BATSUB is based in Price Barracks which is also home to the Belize Defence Force (BDF).


BATSUB is manned by 12 permanent staff and employ over 100 local civilians. BATSUB facilitates up to five dismounted close combat exercises per year, of varying size, as well as hosting the final exercise of the notoriously tough British Army Platoon Commanders Battle Course, which runs three times a year. A number of UK and Belize international partners conduct training in Belize, supported by BATSUB.


Challenging environment

BATSUB’s access to the challenging terrain and austere environment for which Belize is well known gives the British Army a world-class training environment. This is used to teach our soldiers how to survive, live and fight in the jungle environment. The skill sets soldiers learn in the jungle are transferable to other environments and sets them up for success on future operations.


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