Members of 4th Battalion the Royal Regiment of Scotland (4 SCOTS) were deployed to the Falkland Islands as the Roulement Infantry Company (RIC) supporting British Forces South Atlantic Islands (BFSAI).
4 Scots conducted the training on Onion Range, images of this training are shown below.
The Falklands provides an invaluable training opportunity for light role infantry and 4 SCOTS have taken advantage of every opportunity to develop their skills and to develop their personnel.
The military defence of the Falkland Islands is provided by the United Kingdom. A British military garrison is stationed on the islands, and the Falkland Islands government funds an additional company-sized light infantry Falkland Islands Defence Force.
The territorial waters of the Falklands extend to 200 nautical miles (370 km) from its coastal baselines, based on the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea; this border overlaps with the maritime boundary of Argentina.
The Royal Regiment of Scotland is described on thge British Army website:
“We are a large Scottish regiment bound by our unified purpose – to deliver a modern infantry fighting capability for the UK and its Defence requirements around the world. Each of our Regular battalions have specialist operational roles whether fighting on foot or mounted on the Army’s latest armoured vehicles. They work with our two Reserve battalions to ensure that the Regiment is balanced and adaptable, ready for all conflicts present and future.
The Regiment is a disciplined, resilient and professional team with an unrelenting focus on the pursuit of excellence. A team within which all people are valued and empowered to do their best. A team that has the humility to learn from each other and other people.”
Images by Sgt Jonathan Lee van Zyl; UK Ministry of Defence © Crown copyright 2018.