Soldiers from 3rd Battalion the Royal Welsh have been taking part in urban warfare training at Nesscliff Training Area.

In a news release, the Ministry of Defence say that reservists from 3rd Battalion The Royal Welsh have been sharpening their military skills on domestic soil after their planned overseas tour was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The unit, Wales’ only Reserve infantry battalion, was booked to travel to Slovenia this year but had to amend their schedule as part of Exercise Dragon Reset. Currently based at Hightown Barracks in Wrexham for their annual deployment exercise (ADE), the soldiers are being challenged with an urban operations assault task at Nesscliff Training Area.

They have completed a broad package of marksmanship training and section-level urban skills with the ADE culminating with a demanding section patrol competition in the Clwydian mountain ranges of North Wales. Concurrently, the battalion has delivered several courses including communications and information signals training and an endurance training leader, progressing Reservists in their Army careers.”

The MoD say that this essential training will build upon and develop their skill sets, enabling them to deploy on exercise and operations, both in the UK and overseas, in support of and alongside their Regular colleagues in 1st Battalion The Royal Welsh and the wider Field Army.

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Rob (@guest_523877)
7 months ago

Good old Nesscliff! Cleared those very buildings with the Cadets in 1980 something using empty Coke cans as grenades. Hope the Royal Welsh have more appropriate ammunition.

farouk (@guest_523894)
7 months ago

I carried out a recce of Nesscliffe a few years back for a camp I was organising . afterwards and on my way back I took the time out to visit the cold war museum at Cosford. well worth a visit.

Steve Martin
Steve Martin (@guest_523902)
7 months ago
Reply to  farouk

Cosford is a decent day out. Only costs are a fiver to park, top tip; bring a picnic, the cafe requires selling ones firstborn.

Ron (@guest_523977)
7 months ago

Nesscliff is still going, I lived on the base when I was still in nappies. Proper squaddie brat me, mum army, dad army born in a Military hospital and grew up on bases. Nesscliff was some of the first memories that I can remember.