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The Challenger 2 (Main Battle Tank) of the 3rd Troop ‘D’ Squadron of the Royal Dragoon Guards (RDG)
40 CDO Royal Marine deployed on a wader exercise off Castle Martin and Braunton Burrows. They were embarked on HMS Albion and HMS Ocean to practice Landing Craft Vehicle Personnel (LCVP) drills
Pictured are elements of the Manoeuvre Support Group MSG from 42 Commando Royal Marines, based at Bickleigh Barracks Plymouth, whilst conducting live firing of the new Light Forces Anti-Tank Guided Weapon (LFATGW) Javelin.
Pictured are Royal Marines from Fire Support Troop, Charlie Company, 40 Commando Royal Marines engaging Taliban positions with a mortar and a Javelin medium range anti-tank guided weapon.
Nils Olav the Penguin inspects the Kings Guard of Norway after being bestowed with a knighthood at Edinburgh Zoo in Scotland.
A Warrior Armoured Personnel Carrier 511 is shown being during an exercise at British Army Training Unit Suffield (BATUS). BATUS is located in Alberta, Canada
A MAN Truck on show at the Urgent Operational Requirement (UOR) Equipment Demonstration at Salisbury, Wiltshire.
A Challenger Armoured Repair and Recovery Vehicle, (CRARRV) is shown taking part in the Urgent Operational Requirement (UOR) Equipment Demonstration at Salisbury Plain.
Royal Marine Landing Craft hit the beach during an amphibious assault demonstration at Pentewan Beach, Cornwall.
A Panther Command Vehicle with B Flight 63 Squadron (Queens Colour Squadron) RAF Regiment on patrol around Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan. Panther is a 4×4 Command and Liaison vehicle widely used by the Army and RAF.
Members of 63 Squadron (Queens Colour Squadron) RAF Regiment search the sand carefully for IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices), ahead of a patrol around Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan.
A MERT (Medical Emergency Response Team) rushes an Afghan casualty from a helicopter to an ambulance at Lashkar Gar, Helmand, Afghanistan following heavy fighting nearby.
A soldier tentatively brushes away the dust from a suspect object beneath the surface of a road near Garmsir, Afghanistan. Troops carry detectors to enable them to discover possible improvised explosive devices (IEDs) that lay hidden by the enemy.
Soldiers of Charlie Company, 1 Rifles are pictured on patrol during Operation Tor Tapus in the Nawa area of Helmand, Afghanistan. More than 500 men and women from 1 Rifles are presently deployed on operations. The battalion has more than 300 committed to the vital, challenging and rewarding work that is the mentoring of the Afghan National Army in numerous bases spread across Helmand.
The Medical Treatment Facility at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan. The Medical Treatment Facility (MTF), which is housed in one of the few solid buildings at Bastion replaces the tented field hospital that has been used since 2003.
Pictured is Wolfhound, part of the Tactical Support Vehicles Group, during a demonstration at Aldershot. The Wolfhound is a six-wheeled variant of the acclaimed Mastiff, which will give troops increased protection as they support missions in high-threat areas.
Soldiers from 15 Squadron Royal Air Force Regiment, fire a vehicle mounted .50 calibre gun at a target during Exercise Serpent Crusade at Castle Martin, Wales.
A Household Cavalryman on guard duty at Horseguards Building, Whitehall, London.
A CVR(T) (Combat Vehicle Reconnaissance (Tracked)) vehicle is pictured being operated across the harsh desert terrain of Afghanistan by soldiers of the 9th/12th Royal Lancers.
A French Véhicule de l’Avant Blindé (VAB) armoured vehicle being unloaded from a UK C17, which landed at Bamako airport, Mali in support of Operation NEWCOMBE.
A soldier of the Parachute Regiment’s Pathfinder Platoon descends from the sky during Exercise Eagle’s Eye near Siena, Italy.
The shadow of a Royal Marine bugler, playing the Last Post, is cast upon the memorial at camp Bastion in Afghanistan.
A Gunner of 32 Battery, 16 Regiment Royal Artillery checks the components of a Rapier Air Defence System prior to its use on Exercise Capable Eagle.
Army Reservists of the The Royal Wessex Yeomanry (RWxY), the South West’s Army Reserve Cavalry Regiment taking part in a Challenger 2 main battle tank training exercise. As their civilian colleagues drove to work through the morning rush hour on Monday 18th November, 40 Army Reservists from the West Country climbed aboard Challenger 2 Main Battle Tanks to experience live firings first hand as they trained to become tank crews.
Royal Marines of Alpha and Bravo Company, 40 Commando take up a position during a live firing exercise in the Mojave Desert, California, USA. They were supported by American M1 Abrams Tanks during the Combined Arms Live Firing Exercise (CALFEX) phase of Black Alligator 13.
Soldiers of the Afghan National Army fire a mortar during a training course at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan.
Members of 40 Commando Royal Marines, conduct a patrol in the Mojave Desert.
Members of 40 Commando Royal Marines, conduct a patrol in the Mojave Desert.
Members of 40 Commando Royal Marines, conduct a patrol in the Mojave Desert.
Royal Marines from 43 Commando Fleet Protection Group are silhouetted during a training exercise near Glen Fruin, Argyll and Bute, Scotland.
Royal Marines with the Surveillance and Reconnaissance Squadron (SRS) conducting Ski-Doo driving drills on the Asegarden exercise areas, Norway. The training is part of 3 Commando Brigade Royal Marines winter cold weather training package known as Exercise Cetus 14.
Royal Marine Reservists (RMR) conducting part 2 of their Cold Weather Warfare Course (CWWC) on Exercise Hairspring in Norway.
Royal Marine Reservists (RMR) conducting part 2 of their Cold Weather Warfare Course (CWWC) on Exercise Hairspring in Norway.
Royal Marine Reservists (RMR) conducting part 2 of their Cold Weather Warfare Course (CWWC) on Exercise Hairspring in Norway. The reservists who staying at at Asegarden camp near Harstad
Pictured are Royal Marine Reservists (RMR) conducting part 2 of their Cold Weather Warfare Course (CWWC) on Exercise Hairspring, in Norway.
Pictured are Royal Marine Reservists (RMR) conducting part 2 of their Cold Weather Warfare Course (CWWC) on Exercise Hairspring, in Norway.
A soldier of the 1st Battalion The Duke of Lancasters Regiment (1LANCS) is pictured carrying a General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) during Exercise Border Storm at the Otterburn Training Ranges in Northumberland. The Regiment was training with soldiers of the 2nd Regiment of the French Foreign Legion for the very first time.
Soldiers of 29 Commando Regiment are pictured firing a 105mm Light Gun during a training Exercise in Norway. 29 Commando Regiment Royal Artillery
HMS Illustrious returning to her home base of Portsmouth in Hampshire,
A firefighter onboard HMS Montrose emerges into daylight following a damage control exercise
1 Yorkshire Regiment (1 York) Battlegroup conducting live firing during Exercise Prairie Lightning.
Stormer vehicle fring a Starstreak High Velocity Missile (HVM) on Ex Javelin. Part of the 1 Yorkshire Regiment (1 York) Battlegroup during Ex Prairie Lightning.
Members of the Royal Welsh Battle Group mortar platoon live firing on BATUS training area, Alberta Canada. –
Pictured are Home-made explosives packed in oil drums after having been dragged out of a culvert under a road intended to kill a security force drive by patrol being dealt with by the number one EOD operator in 1984.
Pictured is a Dragon Runner Bomb Disposal Robot operating during Exercise Pashtun Links in Jordan. DRAGON RUNNER is a lightweight, back-packable, multi-terrain robot capable of detecting a variety of devices without putting the operator in harm’s way
Pictured are the Royal Air Force Queens Colour Squadron performing within The Royal Albert Hall, London during the Festival of Remembrance on Saturday 7th November 2015.
Pictured are Poppys falling from the roof of The Royal Albert Hall, London during the Festival of Remembrance on Saturday 7th November 2015.
Pictured is a Javelin, the medium range anti-tank guided weapon replacement for Milan which is an enhanced version of the American weapon proven on operations in Iraq and Afghanistan by US forces.
Pictured are Royal Marines and Royal Navy Personnel from 539 Assault Squadron performing a beach assault from an Offshore Raiding Craft (ORC) in Harstad, Norway
Pictured are Royal Marines and Royal Navy Personnel from 539 Assault Squadron performing a beach assault from a Landing craft Air Cushioned (LCAC) Hovercraft in Harstad, Norway.
Pictured is a Royal Marine from 539 Assault Squadron performing a beach assault from a Landing craft Air Cushioned (LCAC) Hovercraft in Harstad, Norway.
Pictured is a Landing craft Air Cushioned (LCAC) Hovercraft taking part in a beach assault in Harstad, Norway.
Pictured is a member of 1 EOD Regiment RLC, with Fire Service Rescue Crew and a CUTLASS Remote Controlled Vehicle at Didcot PowerStation. RLC bomb disposal experts offered their support to the Fire & Rescue
Pictured is a CUTLASS Remote Controlled Vehicle and DAF LF of 1 EOD Regiment RLC at Didcot PowerStation.
Pictured are several Challenger 2 tanks, barrels lined up whilst their crew rest. The British Army’s Wiltshire based 3rd (UK) Division held Exercise TRACTABLE 2016 on the Salisbury Plain Training Area.
Pictured is a British Army Royal Artillery GMLRS rocket launcher Firing during Exercise Steel Sabre. The Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS), nicknamed the ’70km Sniper’,
Pictured are MAN Support Vehicles being loaded at Marchwood Military Port (MMP), Southampton
Pictured are Military Vehicles being loaded at Marchwood Military Port (MMP), Southampton
Pictured is a soldier directing an AS-90 during Exercise Mansergh Sabre. Over 350 soldiers from 26 Regt RA conducted Ex MANSERGH SABRE, a collective training exercise in preparation for their forthcoming training year which led directly into Ex STEEL SABRE 16.
Pictured is an AS-90 being used in the ‘Direct Fire’ mode. Over 350 soldiers from 26 Regt RA conducted Ex MANSERGH SABRE, a collective training exercise in preparation for their forthcoming training year which led directly into Ex STEEL SABRE 16.
Pictured are The Black Cats Helicopter Display Team and their Wildcat Helicopters, performing at the Armed Forces Day National Event Held in Cleethorpes in June 2106.
Pictured are The Black Cats Helicopter Display Team and their Wildcat Helicopters, performing at the Armed Forces Day National Event Held in Cleethorpes in June 2106.
Pictured are The Black Cats Helicopter Display Team and their Wildcat Helicopters, performing at the Armed Forces Day National Event Held in Cleethorpes in June 2106.
Her Majesty The Queen’s escort for the State Opening of Parliament is provided by The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment. The armed forces play a major role in the pomp and ceremony that is part of the State Opening of Parliament. In all, 1308 members of the Armed Forces and 217 horses were on public show in a variety of ceremonial roles.
Pictured is one of the Army’s fleet of FUCHS reconnaissance vehicles being put through its paces by Falcon Squadron Royal Tank Regiment.
Pictured is one of the Army’s fleet of FUCHS reconnaissance vehicles being put through its paces by Falcon Squadron Royal Tank Regiment.
Tactial Supply Wing of the Royal Air Force get a Fuel Truck into postion to await incoming Helicopters for refueling during Exercise Swift Responce.
Tactial Supply Wing of the Royal Air Force get a Fuel Truck into postion to await incoming Helicopters for refueling during Exercise Swift Responce. British airborne forces are training alongside NATO counterparts
Pictured is a STORMER Combat Vehicle taking part in Exercise VENRABLE GAUNTLET. Over 3000 personnel from 14 NATO countries took part in the UK’s national validation exercise for the NATO Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (Land) 2017 (VJTF(L)17).
Pictured are personnel from Episkopi Garrison in Cyprus lowering the Union Jack on the Episkopi cliffs as part of Remembrance Day events. The Sunset Ceremony is a combination of three ceremonies: the ancient ceremony of Beating Retreat, Tattoo, and lowering of the national flag.
Pictured is a Challenger 2 MBT of the King’s Royal Hussars firing live rounds during the British Army’s Combined Arms Manoeuvre Demonstration. The aim was to demonstrate the capabilities of an Armoured Infantry Battlegroup as part of the Vanguard Armoured Infantry Brigade within a Reaction Force Division context. As well as a series of static stands there were two demonstrations. The first was a blank firing manoeuvre showing minefield crossing and a hasty attack. The second, a live firepower demonstration, using an enemy counter attack on a defensive position.
Pictured is a C Sqn Household Cavalry Regiment Scimitar Vehicle at night during Exercise IRON SCOUT 3. The Household Cavalry Regiment is an Armoured Cavalry regiment equipped with CVR(T) recognisance vehicles (soon to receive the new AJAX vehicle) that allow the Regiment to project forward large distances and provide the forward recognisance for 1 (Armoured) Brigade. The Scimitar armoured fighting vehicle’s exceptionally low ground pressure and small size make it useful where the terrain is hostile and movement is difficult. Scimitar carries a 30mm Rarden cannon for self-defence. It is used by reconnaissance regiments of the Royal Armoured Corps and ‘recce’ elements of the armoured infantry.
Pictured are soldiers from C Sqn Household Cavalry Regiment manning their Scimitar Vehicle during Exercise IRON SCOUT 3. The Household Cavalry Regiment is an Armoured Cavalry regiment equipped with CVR(T) recognisance vehicles (soon to receive the new AJAX vehicle) that allow the Regiment to project forward large distances and provide the forward recognisance for 1 (Armoured) Brigade. The Scimitar armoured fighting vehicle’s exceptionally low ground pressure and small size make it useful where the terrain is hostile and movement is difficult. Scimitar carries a 30mm Rarden cannon for self-defence. It is used by reconnaissance regiments of the Royal Armoured Corps and ‘recce’ elements of the armoured infantry.
Members of 131 Commando Squadron conducting an engineering training exercise with Land Rovers and JCB HMEE diggers. 131 Commando Squadron is a specialist sub-unit of the Army Reserve, and is the Reserve squadron of 24 Commando Engineer Regiment. The Regiment’s role to provide engineer support for 3 Commando Brigade Royal Marines across the spectrum of conflict. Commando Engineers are trained in amphibious warfare, as well as how to operate in jungle, desert, mountains and cold weather environments.
Pictured is an Army Air Corps soldier taking part in section attacks as part of his 3 week long leadership course.
Pictured are Army Air Corps soldiers taking part in section attacks as part of their 3 week long leadership course.
Pictured in an armoury is the SA80 A2 (L85A2) 5.56mm Rifle fitted with the ELCAN SpecterOSÊ4x and Close Quarter Battlesight (CQB) stripped down.
Pictured are soldiers from the Household Cavalry during a live fire exercise in the jungles of Brunei. Household Cavalry soldiers shown developing and testing their reconnaissance skills during a training exercise in the demanding jungles of Brunei.
Pictured in an armoury is the 7.62mm Sharpshooter Assault Rifle fitted with the ACOG 6×48 Optical Sight and MilSight S135 Magnum Universal Night Sight (MUNS).
Pictured in an armoury is the 7.62mm Sharpshooter Assault Rifle fitted with the ACOG 6×48 Optical Sight and MilSight S135 Magnum Universal Night Sight (MUNS). It provides quick and precision fire at point targets beyond that of normal issued section and personal weapons. The designated marksman within in the sub-unit will use the rifle as a personal weapon
Pictured stripped down is the 7.62mm Sharpshooter Assault Rifle fitted with the ACOG 6×48 Optical Sight and MilSight S135 Magnum Universal Night Sight (MUNS). The L3A1 Bayonet is also pictured. The weapon provides quick and precision fire at point targets beyond that of normal issued section and personal weapons.
Pictured is the 7.62mm Sharpshooter Assault Rifle fitted with the ACOG 6×48 Optical Sight and bipod. It provides quick and precision fire at point targets beyond that of normal issued section and personal weapons.
Pictured is a female Trumpeter of the The Band of The Household Cavalry riding toward HorseGuards Arch.
Pictured are REME Vehicle Mechanics from ES Bn (Equipment Support Battalion) changing a Power Plant on a CRARRV (Challenger Armoured Recovery Repair Vehicle) using a second CRARRV during Op Herrick 15.
Pictured is a UK M3 Amphibious RigÊin Minden, Germany during a joint UK/German Bridging Operation. The M3 (operated by a Corps of Royal Engineer crew) is climbing up the bank after crossing the river Wesser.
Pictured is a UK M3 Amphibious RigÊin Minden, Germany during a joint UK/German Bridging Operation. The M3 (operated by a Corps of Royal Engineer crew) sequence shows the M3Õs Aluminium pontoons deploying prior to entering the water.
Pictured (field stripped) is the theÊEM-2, also known as Rifle No.9 Mk1ÊorÊJanson rifle, which was an experimental British assault rifle.
Pictured is a member of the Royal Regiment of Artillery during a two-week long exercise in the UK.
Pictured is a US Army CH-47 Chinook helicopter taking part in Exercise Noble Jump 17. A joint Air Assault exercise with the American 1st Battalion, 3 Aviation Regiment, 12 Combat Aviation Brigade.
Pictured is a Romanian TAB-77 APC (Armoured personnel carrier) being used to represent the enemy force during Exercise Noble Jump 17. A joint Air Assault exercise with the American 1st Battalion, 3 Aviation Regiment, 12 Combat Aviation Brigade.
Images from Buckingham Palace roof, featuring the Trooping of the Colour parade as the Army celebrate the birthday of their Queen. All the Royal Colonels accompanied Her Majesty on parade with The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge, and The Princess Royal riding as part of the parade.
Pictured is the Regimental Mascot of the Irish Guards, an Irish Wolfhound called Domhnall. He leads the troops onto Horseguards Parade during the 2017 Queen’s Birthday Parade as the Army celebrate the birthday of their Queen. All the Royal Colonels accompanied Her Majesty on parade with The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge, and The Princess Royal riding as part of the parade.
Pictured are members of the Irish Guards on Horse Guards Parade Ground as the Army celebrate the birthday of their Queen.
Pictured are several UK and German M3 Amphibious Rigs in Minden, Germany during a joint UK/German Bridging Operation. The M3 (operated by a Corps of Royal Engineer crew) sequence shows the M3s Aluminium pontoons deploying prior to entering the water. .
Pictured is a German BOXER ambulance vehicle crossing a temporary bridge formed by several UK and German M3 Amphibious Rigs in Minden, during a joint UK/German Bridging Operation.
Pictured are soldiers resting during Exercise Templers Triumph on the Longmoor Training Area. Image was a winner in the 2017 Army Photographic Competition.
Pictured are soldiers from 1st Battalion the Irish Guards conducting a live firing exercise deep in the Belize Jungle. Foot guards from 1st Battalion the Irish Guards swapped their pristine celebrity ceremonial world of bearskins and red tunics for anonymous camouflage, leeches and mosquito nets as they test their operational skills on a rigorous jungle warfare exercise in Belize – Exercise MAYAN STORM.
Pictured are The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery performing in the Castle Arena, Windsor. Soldiers from the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment and The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery are thrilling audiences at the Royal Windsor Horse Show this week. The ceremonial mounted units are performing their showpiece events, the Cavalry’s Musical Ride, and the RHA’s heart stopping Musical Drive, in the show’s Castle Arena. Image was a winner in the 2017 Army Photographic Competition.
Image of a Tornado GR4 followed by a Typhoon FGR4 taxiing out to the runway prior to take off at RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus. The aircraft are operating as part of the 903 Expeditionary Air Wing. Based at RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus, 903 Expeditionary Air Wing (EAW) supports a number of aircraft types, including Typhoon FGR4, Tornado GR4, Voyager and Sentinel, in addition to the 1 Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing (1ISR) detachment and 1 Air Control Centre. There are approximately 500 personnel at 903 EAW deployed in direct support of Operation SHADER.
Pictured is a Land Environment Air Picture Provision (LEAPP) which provides a near real time air picture to a Land Component Headquarters. The system provides 24 Hour, all-weather air surveilance in excess of 100Km. It is operated jointly by the RAF and Royal Artillery. Land Environment Air Picture Provision (LEAPP) is a capability introduced in 2015. It was developed as part of a UK specific requirement to deliver a highly mobile local fused Recognised Air Picture capability to land component and formation headquarters.
ALVIS FV106 SAMSON
Alvis FV721 Fox
ALVIS STALWART FV 623
Paratroopers are on a live fire battle camp on the wintry and windswept STANTA training area in Norfolk. C Company, 3rd Battalion The Parachute Regiment is on exercise Yellow Assault, which is focussing on their core infantry skills of fire and manoeuvre. The training refreshes and reinforces their ability to work together to assault objectives, starting from individual movement on a firing range to attacks as an eight-man section, then bringing sections together to attack as a platoon.
A left side view of a British Army AH. Mark 1 Gazelle helicopter hovering a few feet off the ground during exercise Checkered Flag ’83.
British Army personnel deploy a Class 30 Trackway portable roadway from a Bedford Mark 4 X 4 4-ton truck during Exercise CHECKERED FLAG ’83.
Two columns of British Army Fox armored combat reconnaissance vehicles drive along 17th of June Street during the annual Allied Forces Day parade. The “Siegessaulte” (Victory Column) is in the background.
A Royal Army (British) Challenger 1 Main Battle Tank (MBT), the command tank of the 1st Queen’s Dragoon Guards (The Welsh Cavalry), with IFOR markings drives forward on the loading ramp of the VLADIMIR VASLYAEV, a Russian Commercial RO-RO Container (Gearless) ship, onto the dock at the harbor in Split, Croatia, during Operation Joint Endeavor. Operation Joint Endeavor is a peacekeeping effort by a multinational Implementation Force (IFOR), comprised of NATO and non-NATO military forces, deployed to Bosnia in support of the Dayton Peace Accords. (Exact Date Shot Unknown)
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Daimler Dingo Mk2 Scout Car
Daimler Dingo Mk2 Scout Car
A British Challenger main battle tank of 1st The Queen’s Dragoon Guards is led to the staging area for a convoy during deployment in support of the operation.
A British Challenger main battle tank of 1st The Queen’s Dragoon Guards is led to the staging area for a convoy during deployment in support of the operation.
A member of the British Army 3rd Battalion, Royal Anglian Regiment, prepares to rappel from a horizontal bar during a cities assault training course.
A Royal Army (British) King 35 tonne Tank Transporter Stepframe Semi-trailer unit, carrying a Case 721 Wheeled Loader with IFOR markings, travels along a road in Bosnia-Herzegovina during their deployment in support Operation Joint Endeavor. Operation Joint Endeavor is a peacekeeping effort by a multinational Implementation Force (IFOR), comprised of NATO and non-NATO military forces, deployed to Bosnia in support of the Dayton Peace Accords.
A Royal Army (British) Foden (6×6) Recovery Vehicle, with IFOR Markings, prepares to leave the road at a Royal Army (British) checkpoint in Split, Croatia, during Operation Joint Endeavor. Operation Joint Endeavor is a peacekeeping effort by a multinational Implementation Force (IFOR), comprised of NATO and non-NATO military forces, deployed to Bosnia in support of the Dayton Peace Accords.
Several Royal Army (British) vehicles, many with IFOR markings, are parked in a staging area. In the foreground are an AWD Bedford TM 6-6 (6×6) 14000 KG Truck, carrying a Land Rover Defender 90 (4×4) Light Vehicle and a Scottorn Military L (510/760kg) Cargo Trailer, and a GKN Defence (Defense) FV432 Armoured (Armored) Personnel Carrier (APC). In the background are Alvis Scorpion Combat Vehicles Reconnaissance, Chieftain Main Battle Tanks, and other armored vehicles. The British are in Croatia to participate in Operation Joint Endeavor, which is a peacekeeping effort by a multinational Implementation Force (IFOR), comprised of NATO and non-NATO military forces, deployed to Bosnia in support of the Dayton Peace Accords.
Components of a Rapier surface-to-air anti-aircraft missile system include, clockwise from upper left, a launcher, a Blindfire radar tracker, an optical tracker and a Rapier missile.
A Rapier surface-to-air anti-aircraft missile system launcher.
A British Army (United Kingdom) soldier takes his turn firing a 7.62 mm PKM machine gun during the range training portion of the Central Asian Peacekeeping Battalion (CENTRASBAT) 2000, Almaty, Kazakhstan (KAZ),14 September 2000. The CENTRASBAT 2000 exercise is a multi-national, in the Spirit of Partnership for Peace, peacekeeping and humanitarian relief exercise sponsored by United States Central Command (US CENTCOM) and hosted by the former Soviet Republic Kazakhstan in Central Asia, 11-20 September 2000. Exercise participants include approximately 300 US troops including personnel from US CENTCOM, the US Army’s 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and 5th Special Forces Group, Ft. Campbell, Kentucky, and approximately 300 Kazakhstan soldiers. Other participating nations include: Uzbekistan, Kyrgystan, The United Kingdom, Turkey, Russia, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Mongolia. The objectives of CENTRASBAT 2000 are to strengthen militaryÐtoÐmilitary relationships and regional security, and to increase interoperability between NATO and partner nations.
British Forces Corporal Mark Holyday (Center), a team member representing the Royal Air Force Regiment, scrambles to the rally point on the Combat Rifle competition course during Exercise DEFENDER CHALLENGE 2000 at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, on October 31st, 2000. DEFENDER CHALLENGE is the annual Air Force competition sponsored by Air Force Security Forces. This competition showcases the talents and capabilities of 13 international Security Forces teams in seven physical fitness events, base defense and policing skills over six days.
British Army Lieutenant (LT) Norris Montgomery, Command Post Officer, 16th Regiment Royal Artillery, Woolwich, United Kingdom (UK), reviews a map with a US Air Force (USAF) pilot, to determine the location of a firing unit during an air defense exercise. The Command Post is responsible for coordinating information between the firing units and all the other commands.
British Army Soldiers process Iraqi Enemy Prisoners of War (EPW) at a compound in Umm Qasr, Iraqi, during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. Each EPW is seen by a dental and medical technician and is given a blanket, dental hygiene products, and personal hygiene products.
The British Army delegation marches out onto the parade area in synchronization during the Combined Endeavor 2004 closing ceremony, at Lager Aulenbach, Germany (DEU). Combined Endeavor 2004, is a US European Command-sponsored exercise, designed to identify and document command, control, communications, and computer (C4) interoperability between North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and Partnership for Peace nations.
British paratroopers prepare to jump from an in-flight aircraft during exercise Reforger/Autumn Forge ’80. Autumn Forge is a reserve airdrop involving mostly U.S. and British troops and equipment.
The 37th Tactical Airlift Squadron C-130 Hercules aircrew pose with British paratroopers beside the aircraft. The U.S. Air Force flew the troopers and their participants, the U.S. 82nd Airborne Division, to Arnhem to perform at an annual Market Garden (1944 Arnhem Drop) memorial service on Sept. 21.
A British Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (MBT) visits Camp Coyote during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM.
Marines of 45 Commando, British Royal Marines, drive their Scorpion vehicles through the Verona Loop training area, towards their staging area prior to their movement to Camp Davis, the staging area for further movement to Ft. Bragg.
A British Royal Marine BV-206D rolls down the road at the Verona Loop training area.
Soldiers from the British army’s 7th Armour Brigade inspect their FV432 armored vehicles following the vehicles’ arrival at the King Abdul Aziz Naval Port during Operation Desert Shield.
A British Challenger main battle tank moves along with other Allied armor during Operation Desert Storm.
A British Challenger main battle tank moves into a base camp along with other Allied armor during Operation Desert Storm.
A British Challenger main battle tank waits by the Basra-Kuwait Highway near Kuwait City following the retreat of Iraqi forces during Operation Desert Storm. In the background are British armored personnel carriers and a wrecked garbage truck.
Ferret armoured car
Ferret armoured car
A Royal Army (British) Foden (6×6) Recovery Vehicle, with IFOR Markings, prepares to leave the road at a Royal Army (British) checkpoint in Split, Croatia, during Operation Joint Endeavor. Operation Joint Endeavor is a peacekeeping effort by a multinational Implementation Force (IFOR), comprised of NATO and non-NATO military forces, deployed to Bosnia in support of the Dayton Peace Accords.
FV222 Conqueror ARV Mk II
FV1611 Humber Pig
A Royal Army (British) King 35 tonne Tank Transporter Stepframe Semi-trailer unit, carrying a Case 721 Wheeled Loader with IFOR markings, travels along a road in Bosnia-Herzegovina during their deployment in support Operation Joint Endeavor. Operation Joint Endeavor is a peacekeeping effort by a multinational Implementation Force (IFOR), comprised of NATO and non-NATO military forces, deployed to Bosnia in support of the Dayton Peace Accords.
Three Royal Army (British) Land Rover (4×4) Vehicles, each with IFOR markings, and one other unidentified vehicle are all stopped in a line on a road at a checkpoint in Croatia. The British are in Croatia to participate in Operation Joint Endeavor, which is a peacekeeping effort by a multinational Implementation Force (IFOR), comprised of NATO and non-NATO military forces, deployed to Bosnia in support of the Dayton Peace Accords.
Two British Army (United Kingdom) Soldiers pose for a photograph in front of their Alvis Striker anti-tank guided weapons vehicle (FV102), at Camp New Jersey, Kuwait, during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM.
British Army (United Kingdom) Soldiers stand near their Alvis Striker anti-tank guided weapons vehicles (FV102), at Camp New Jersey, Kuwait, during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM.
Pictured are eight Apache attack helicopters operated by 3 Regiment Army Air Corps flying low over Suffolk during Exercise Talon Gravis. Army aviators have demonstrated the range and power of the punch their Apache attack helicopters can deliver. Exercise Talon Gravis has seen 3 Regiment Army Air Corps (3 Regt AAC) launch formations of up to eight Apaches from their base at Wattisham Flying Station in Suffolk to find and strike targets on land and at sea more than 300 miles away. Flying against simulated enemy air defences, missions have ranged from a daylight attack on shipping in the English Channel off Plymouth to hunting armoured vehicles on Salisbury Plain under the cover of darkness. The Apaches were replenished at a Forward Arming and Refuelling Point (FARP) – the military equivalent of a Formula 1 pit stop – set up at Keevil airfield on Salisbury Plain. 3 Regt AAC’s role is to provide an aviation deep manoeuvre battlegroup – made up of attack, reconnaissance and transport helicopters – to 3rd (UK) Division, the British Army’s high readiness warfighting division.
Royal Army (British) soldiers, 1st The Queen’s Dragon Guards (The Welsh Cavalry), prepare to hook-up a Volvo 4400 Wheeled Loader, with a forklift attachment, to a vehicle parked inside the cargo hold of the VLADIMAR VASLYAYEV, a Russian Commercial RO-RO Container (Gearless) ship. The British are in Croatia to participate in Operation Joint Endeavor, which is a peacekeeping effort by a multinational Implementation Force (IFOR), compromised of NATO and non-NATO military forces, deployed to Bosnia in support of the Dayton Peace Accords.

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