Members of 16 Air Assualt Brigade and the Kuwaiti Land Force carrying out reconnaissance training on Exercise Desert Warrior (Picture: Danny Houghton, British Army).
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16 Air Assault Brigade share reconnaissance skills with Kuwaiti troops in desert training

The troops shared a number of key reconnaissance skills with the Kuwaiti Land Force in Exercise Desert Warrior.

Members of 16 Air Assualt Brigade and the Kuwaiti Land Force carrying out reconnaissance training on Exercise Desert Warrior (Picture: Danny Houghton, British Army).

The eyes and ears of the British Army's Global Response Force have been sharing their skills with their Kuwaiti counterparts in demanding desert training.

Some 100 troops from 16 Air Assault Brigade Combat Team provided Kuwaiti Land Force's 4th Reconnaissance Battalion with specialist training on Exercise Desert Warrior.

Led by Pathfinders, an advance force for 16 Air Assault Brigade, the British troops have deployed from eight different units to provide a range of expertise.

The key skills used in the training included patrolling on foot and in vehicles, observing enemy positions and logging information.

They also included marksmanship, casualty care, checking routes and bridges are suitable for troop movements and using drones for surveillance. 

Corporal Titus Kimani, of 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment, said the sharing of skills went both ways.

"The desert is a tough place to be a soldier," he said.

"It's hot, the ground is either rocky or sandy, which makes walking hard, and it's flat with very little vegetation, so there isn't much cover. 

"The Kuwaitis have given us useful tips on how they operate."