4th Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment (4 YORKS) swapped the North of England for Denmark as they embarked upon Exercise VIKING STAR between late September and early October, say the British Army.
According to a news release, around 180 of the infantry Reservists deployed to the Scandinavian country for their Annual Continuous Training (ACT) package, which is a requirement for all part-time troops looking to earn their annual tax-free bounty sum.
“Some of the tasks that the unit was asked to do included support to Exercise BRAVE LION, Denmark’s NATO validation mission, live firing on Borris Ranges and training in the state-of-the-art facilities within Oksbol Training Area.”
The Adjutant of 4 YORKS, Captain Lance Morris, said here:
“It wasn’t all work though for the troops, as they were fortunate enough to experience what capital Copenhagen had to offer during a cultural visit towards the end of the exercise.
The trip solidified the already strong bonds between British and Danish forces, who have worked together on operations in Afghanistan and Iraq previously, while the unique facilities on offer were recognised as vital in the modern era.”