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Army's rapid reaction force takes to the air

Troops from the British Army's rapid reaction force have taken part in an aviation skills master class.

From parachuting to helicopter assaults and Rapid Air Landing (RAL), Exercise EAGLES FLIGHT 12 has seen 16 Air Assault Brigade soldiers working on Salisbury Plain with RAF C-130 Hercules transport aircraft and helicopters.

The training was about honing key skills required for the Airborne Task Force (ABTF), which sees the Brigade maintain a force ready to deploy anywhere in the world at short notice to do anything from disaster relief to war fighting.

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