Ministry of Defence
UK troops arrive in Estonia for training exercise
British troops have deployed to Estonia to take part in a multinational training exercise.
he Secretary of State for Defence, Philip Hammond, is accompanying soldiers from 1st Battalion The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment (1 LANCS).
The soldiers from 1 LANCS, who have worked alongside their Estonian counterparts in Afghanistan, are taking part in Exercise Spring Storm, the final exercise for Estonian conscripts after a year of national service.
The British soldiers, consisting of the battalion’s tactical headquarters and Burma Company, will be acting as ‘enemy forces’ for the largest army exercise in the Estonians’ training calendar.
Latest News from
Ministry of Defence
RAF Typhoons scramble to intercept Russian fighters as part of Baltic Air Policing Mission17/06/2019 15:15:15
RAF jets deployed in Estonia were scrambled twice over the weekend (14-15 June) to intercept Russian fighter aircraft.
North Wales Employers’ Pledge Support to UK Armed Forces17/06/2019 12:15:00
The MOD’s Defence Electronics & Components Agency (DECA) signalled their commitment to veterans by signing the Armed Forces Covenant at a ceremony at their facility in Sealand, Deeside, recently, Friday 14 June 2019.
Family of World War 1 soldiers attend their relatives' funeral a century after they gave their lives13/06/2019 12:15:00
Niece and great nephews of British soldiers attend their relative's funeral 100 years after they were killed in World War 1.
Join DASA to launch the search for the future of the Naval operating environment13/06/2019 10:15:00
DASA, Dstl, and the Royal Navy have launched a multi-million pound funding competition to search for the future Naval operating environment.
Hundreds of British troops arrive in Croatia for airborne exercises12/06/2019 10:15:00
UK Armed Forces personnel will take part in Exercise Swift Response, a major multi-national exercise taking place across Europe this month.
RAF Typhoons scrambled to intercept Russian transport aircraft11/06/2019 15:15:15
Royal Air Force (RAF) Typhoon fighter jets based at Ämari Air Base in Estonia launched on Monday 10 June to intercept two Russian transport aircraft that were flying close to Estonian airspace.
Working together with the United Nations11/06/2019 13:15:00
The Buddy First Aid Course will become the first aid course required to be completed by every soldier, from every country, contributing to UN Peacekeeping missions.
Work of JFC personnel recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours11/06/2019 10:15:00
Joint Forces Command personnel have been honoured by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for their contribution to UK defence, as part of her annual Birthday Honours.