Troops from the Household Cavalry Regiment have just returned from a unique exercise in Gibraltar, say the British Army in a news release.
Exercise Daring Rock focused on Close Quarter Battle; operations in built-up areas and tunnel fighting tactics in the facilities the British Overseas Territory has to offer.
This was the Regiment’s first exercise in Gibraltar.
According to a British Army statement:
“The Regiment are not just responsible for public ceremonial duties for which they are famous, they’re also deployable, highly-trained soldiers. Troops have recently returned from the Regiment’s first exercise in Gibraltar, an opportunity to test, develop and enhance frontline skills in a new urban environment.
Exercise Daring Rock focused on Close Quarter Battle; operations in built-up areas and tunnel fighting tactics in the facilities the British Overseas Territory has to offer. Under the Future Soldier transformation plan, the Army will be more global in its perspective, its operations and its partnerships, with more overseas deployments like this one.
More of the Army will be deployed across the globe more of the time, with the capabilities to operate alongside partners, and compete with adversaries. We will be present in the places which matter most to the UK, meaning we can better anticipate events and reassure our allies.”
Second Lieutenant Carr-Smith was also quoted as saying:
“The facilities they have here on the Rock, particularly the tunnel system, which I don’t think you can recreate in the UK, is really unique. So we’ve come here to practise our close quarter battle skills in tunnelled environments.”