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British Services Antarctic Team complete final training

The Service personnel who will take part in the British Services Antarctic Expedition 2012 have recently completed their final mission rehearsal exercise (MRX) in the Ecrins National Park region of the French Alps.

The first ever joint Services expedition to the mainland of Antarctica will begin on 27 December 2011 and last for just over two months. The team consists of 14 members of the Army, six from the Royal Navy, four members of the RAF and one Royal Marine.

The team has been training for three years in order to be able to gain the necessary skills set that they will require just to be able to survive and operate in the formidable Antarctic landscape.

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