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British forces train for Swift Response

12th June 2019 - 08:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Around 600 UK armed forces personnel have arrived in Croatia to take part in Exercise Swift Response, a major multi-national exercise taking place across Europe this month.

The exercise aims to improve coordination amongst allies and partners, with over 7,000 personnel, 300 vehicles and 40 aircraft from 25 countries involved.

In particular, the British Army’s 16 Air Assault Brigade and 11th Infantry Brigade will train alongside US and French allies as they work improve Euro-Atlantic integration and support stability in the region.

The British Army and the Royal Air Force will contribute four Chinook helicopters, four Wildcat helicopters and six Apache helicopters to the exercise.

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