Reservists from 4 Battalion The Mercian Regiment have been on Exercise Saxon Shield in Northumberland, say the British Army.
The ten-day exercise at the Otterburn training area in Northumberland, is designed to make sure the reservists maintain a high standard of skill and readiness to deploy with regular units.
“It saw the soldiers complete their Military Annual Training Tests. The troops took part in their Annual Combat Marksmanship Test, various scenarios to test their skills on the range, and completed their navigation tests during the day and night.”
The British Army say that last year approximately 300 reservists from 4 Mercian were deployed to support the COVID-19 test sites in the North West of England, meaning some of their training was delayed.
The troops became one of the first reservist units to be called to support Operation Rescript.