Tag: MoD Stories

Polish-based NATO exercise sees UK test its air and missile defences

The 7th Air Defence Group are in Poland to meet their NATO counterparts to take part in the exercise Ramstein Legacy. Exercise Ramstein Legacy is a long standing NATO exercise that aims to reinforce Allied air and missile defence abilities. NATO’s Integrated Air and Missile Defence is an essential mission which aims to safeguard and protect Alliance territory, populations and forces...

Meet the Army Captain stopping big game poachers in their tracks

An Operation Corded 9 Liaison officer talks about his personal experience while being deployed in Lusaka. UK Armed Forces walk through the Zambian countryside Introduce yourself and tell us what do you do? “I am Captain Davidson, I’m the Operation Corded Liaison Officer. I’m working out of the British High Commission, Lusaka, the capital of Zambia.” What are you doing in Zambia? “I am...

In Pictures: Parachute Regiment drop into North Macedonia with NATO

Hundreds of British Paratroopers have parachuted into action while on exercise in North Macedonia This month nearly 10,000 British troops are deployed across the continent taking part in key NATO exercises. Pre-planned, the various exercises are to strengthen international military ties and ensure NATO is ready to preserve peace and protect its one billion citizens. Exercise Swift Response is one...

Meet the Officer Commanding a light cavalry squadron deployed to Poland

We met up with Major Freeman while the British Army’s heavy armour was unloaded for a major NATO exercise in Poland Major Freeman’s deployment to Poland on Exercise Defender started at Gdańsk port, seeing masses of heavy armour, kit and his squadrons recce vehicles being unloaded from the British Army’s RORO (Roll-On Roll-Off Ferry). Ex Defender is just one of many NATO...