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Soldiers from 3rd Battalion Princess Wales’s Royal Regiment have joined their NATO Allies in Exercise Baltic Star, the Estonian Army’s biggest exercise.

Exercise Baltic Star will provide the opportunity for a Reserve Battalion to achieve training through a multi lateral training event, led by the Estonian Defence League, including the US and Lithuanians.  The exercise will test tactically the Reserves in a challenging and austere environment.

Commanding Officer 3 PWRR, Lieutenant Colonel Andy Betts said:

“Estonia is one of our NATO Allies and they have invited us over here to be part of their exercise along with the Americans and Lithuanians. It is extremely important for us to be supporting them; demonstrating our capability. It is a fantastic opportunity to work alongside our allies and learn from them at the same time, building stronger links with a Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF) nation.”

The exercise will see 3 PWRR integrate at all levels with the Estonian Defence League; from tactical to culture to doctrinal.

Brigadier General Meelis Killi, Estonian Defence League said:

“I am delighted to welcome 3 PWRR to Estonia as they take part in our latest exercise. It is an opportunity to come together as one and learn from each other the important roles that we all play. Building a strong connection with our NATO Allies is paramount and this exercise gives us the perfect platform to do just that.”

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