British and French soldiers have been collaborating on joint tactics, training, and procedures in Estonia as part of Operation CABRIT, according to a press release.

The troops from the 5 Rifles Battlegroup have been engaging in mechanised infantry and trench clearing serials, which are crucial for improving their combat readiness and coordination.

Operation Cabrit is the name of the UK operational deployment to Estonia where British troops are leading a multinational battlegroup as part of the enhanced Forward Presence (eFP). UK Armed Forces have a leading role in NATO’s eFP in the Baltic States, in order to enhance Euro-Atlantic security, reassure Allies and deter adversaries.

The eFP in the Baltic States is a deployment of robust, multinational, combat-ready forces to Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland, on a persistent, rotational basis. About 900 British personnel rotate on a continuous basis alongside Danish, French, and host nation Estonian forces.

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Tullzter
Tullzter (@guest_827277)
16 days ago

oh my is that an actual Ajax in action? didn’t think i’d live to see the day

Graham Moore
Graham Moore (@guest_827303)
16 days ago
Reply to  Tullzter

Mate, are you new to the site?

Ajax is a recce vehicle – it does not carry an Infantry section.

Pictured is an infantry carrier, an Infantry Fighting Vehicle called Warrior. It has been in service since 1987! But is soon to be phased out in favour of Boxer, an APC.

Some Ajax and variants are being fielded to certain nominated units to gain experience with the vehicle and to participate in reliability Growth Trials.

Tullzter
Tullzter (@guest_827312)
15 days ago
Reply to  Graham Moore

looked like the ajax on my phone

Math
Math (@guest_827334)
15 days ago
Reply to  Tullzter

We bring the cheese and wine, you bring rosbeef and the beer?
Quick suggestion from 🇫🇷 😁

Grizzler
Grizzler (@guest_827347)
15 days ago
Reply to  Math

I think we’d all prefer it if you just make sure you bring the IFV’s tbh…then we’d bring the beer….

Dern
Dern (@guest_827382)
15 days ago
Reply to  Grizzler

Careful, the French don’t have tracked IFV’s either.^_^

Hermes
Hermes (@guest_827402)
15 days ago
Reply to  Dern

Yes, we have lighter mechanized units.
But the VBCI has been working very well for over 10 years now.

Dern
Dern (@guest_827419)
15 days ago
Reply to  Hermes

I didn’t say it wasn’t working.
I said it wasn’t a tracked IFV, which it isn’t.

Graham Moore
Graham Moore (@guest_827580)
15 days ago
Reply to  Hermes

Do you find that the VBCI keeps up with the tanks cross-country in all weather and ground conditions, including deep mud?

Math
Math (@guest_827412)
15 days ago
Reply to  Dern

Track is for &#%$!
I am stuck in the trench with my IFV… yeah, it sled a little bit…
Trench is cleared… Btw I have wine!

Grizzler
Grizzler (@guest_827500)
15 days ago
Reply to  Dern

Bugger …was worth a shout I suppose😐

Math
Math (@guest_827410)
15 days ago
Reply to  Grizzler

Hehehe good point!

John Clark
John Clark (@guest_827423)
15 days ago
Reply to  Math

You guys do the food, it can’t be beaten….

Don’t forget the Normandy butter!

We’ll bring the beer….