The North Yorkshire-based Royal Lancers teamed up with the Royal Danish Army for Exercise Lucknow Lancer in Scotland last month, say the British Army.
750 British troops teamed up with 150 Danish troops to prepare for deployment to Poland and Kosovo later this year.
According to a press release:
“Around 750 personnel, using approximately 300 vehicles, made their way from Catterick Garrison to the Galloway Forest Park, the largest of its kind in the UK. The aim of the exercise was to develop integration between British forces and NATO partners, as well as prepare soldiers for Operations Cabrit (Poland) and Elgin (Kosovo) later this year.”
Lieutenant Colonel Richmond, Commanding Officer of the Royal Lancers, was quoted as saying:
“This is about working with our allies and increasing our ability to fight together. It is an excellent alliance and it works really well. It is a big exercise. We are bringing together the UK, Denmark, Canada, and the US. It really is a Battlegroup, where we have got all arms represented so we can fight effectively in every way. It’s genuinely brilliant having the Danes here, our cultures are similar. We’ve been working together for decades.”
Brigadier General Nissen, of the Royal Danish Army, said:
“Working with British forces, it’s nothing new. We’ve been doing it for 20 years, going back to Kosovo and Iraq. This is a continuation of a long-standing collaboration between our two armies, a valuable one from our point of view.”