3rd Battalion The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment (3 PWRR) are taking part in Exercise Northern Strike.
The exercise is known for being the US’s largest annual multinational live fire event.
According to the British Army, approximately 120 Reservists from across the Kent and Sussex area have put their civilian jobs aside for their annual two weeks training exercise which has been greatly welcomed and provides an ideal opportunity to develop skillsets and broaden individual experiences. The exercise is providing readiness training opportunities for all forces involved.
“British and American troops have been exercising together, building strong bonds, developing their interoperability skills and training to remain combat ready and adaptable. They have been practising some essential skills, which have included operating in built up areas (OBUA training), a shoot house – a purpose built training establishment for live firing tactical training inside buildings, patrolling, training for their battalion specialist patrol and reconnaissance teams and cultural familiarity and adventurous training.”
Lieutenant Colonel Brennan Dwyer, Commanding Officer, 3 PWRR said:
“It’s been great to see from the first day of our arrival, the level of engagement between the two forces. Both are very keen to find out the differences and the levels at which they both operate. This is a great opportunity for the Battalion and one we are certainly keen to sustain.”