Documentary

Surviving The Jungle: Exercise Mayan Warrior

The British Army Training Support Unit Belize (BATSUB) has been a hub for jungle warfare training for decades, but in 2011 it was scaled...

The British Army Training Support Unit Belize (BATSUB) has been a hub for jungle warfare training for decades, but in 2011 it was scaled right down.  
 
Just six personnel are based in the country now, but demand for training has recently started to increase, with members of 2nd Battalion, the Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment one of the most recent units to go there on exercise.  
 
It's seen as one of the toughest places in which to train, and soldiers from the regiment have been spending a month living under the canopy adapting their tactics, live firing and learning survival skills.  
 
Forces TV's Carla Prater followed the battalion on exercise to see the training opportunities on offer.
 
Click here, meanwhile, if you'd like to find out more about how British soldiers learn to survive in one of the world's most challenging environments.