Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Canadians, Americans hosted by 7 SCOTS

From MoD:

Scottish Reserves host Canadian and American troops

A Training and Adventure news article

27 Nov 12
Army reservists from 7th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland (7 SCOTS) hosted a joint training exercise with Canadian and American troops in the Scottish Highlands.

An Army Reserves officer speaks to his US Army counterpart
An Army Reserves officer from 7th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland speaks to his US Army counterpart from 48th Infantry Brigade during Exercise Highland Spirit
[Picture: Mark Owens, Crown Copyright/MOD 2012]

Around 50 soldiers from the 48th Highlanders of Canada and the 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team from the United States took part in 'Exercise Highland Spirit', a military training exercise to strengthen the partnership between the troops and hone their military skills.

Major Richard Barker, 7 SCOTS, said:

"The aim of the exercise was to expose troops to their counterparts from allied nations in order to give them training experience for operations and to increase their understanding and awareness of training procedures."

The exercise took place on the Wyvis Training Area near Evanton in Easter Ross to test the soldiers' skills on the challenging rough terrain of the Scottish Highlands.

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