The Queen’s Royal Hussars Battlegroup integrated combined arms live firing attacks bring together all elements of the the Battlegroup during Exercise Prairie Lightning.

A three day integrated Battlegroup live firing exercise with Warrior Armoured Fighting Vehicle and dismounted troops fighting in trenches, urban environment as well as conventional armoured warfare all part of Exercise Prairie Storm 3 at British Army Training Unit Suffield (BATUS), Canada.

In support of A Squadron QRH and their Challenger 2 tanks and providing Armoured Infantry is B Company’s from 5th Battalion The Rifles (5 Rifles) and 1st Battalion The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment (Queen’s and Royal Hampshires) (1 PWRR) and combat engineers from 35 Engineer Regiment (35 Engr Regt) providing obstacle clearing and bridge laying capability for the heavy vehicles and assisting the dismounted troops with house clearance using Explosive Method of Entry (EMO)

Various elements from The Royal Regiment of Artillery (RA) was in support of the Battlegroup with many different capabilities. Fire support was provided and controlled by 26th Regiment Royal Artillery (26 Regt RA) using AS90 and 32nd Regiment Royal Artillery (32 Regt RA) provided an search capability using Dessert Hawk 3, an unmanned aerial vehicle.

Combat Service Support from 1 Regiment Royal Logistic Corp (1 Regt RLC) with 3 Armoured Close Support Battalion Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (3 Armd CS Bn REME), 1 Armoured Medical Regiment (1 AMR) and 1st Regiment Royal Military Police (1 RMP), 150 Provost Company.

The exercise took place over three days and is the final test for the Battlegroup during the live firing phase of Exercise Prairie Storm 3, 2016 and covered the entire length of the British Army’s largest training area in the world in, and is equivalent in size to the combined area all of the main training areas used by British Army in the UK and in Europe.

Photographer – Cpl Mark Webster (RLC Phot)

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