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Reservists parachute over Salisbury Plain

British reservists have been conducting joint parachute training alongside their American counterparts on Exercise Airdrop Warrior. 

The annual exercise sees British reservists from 4th Battalion The Parachute Regiment (4 PARA), training with their regular counterparts, in their specialist airborne role, and American reservists from the United States Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne).

Participants in this year’s exercise included the most senior reservist in the British Army, Deputy Commander Land Forces (Reserves), Major General Ranald Munro.

Approximately 100 soldiers, both British and American, started the exercise by jumping into action from 3 Hercules transport planes. Once safely on the ground, the troops transitioned straight into a tactical scenario to practise their battlefield skills and drills.

The exercise tests troops to the full, and includes tasks such as planning attacks on enemy positions, prisoner-handling, first aid and exploiting enemy intelligence.

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