UK soldiers in Estonia for Exercise Winter Camp

The Ministry of Defence has released a number of eye-catching photographs capturing British Army soldiers on exercise in Estonia.

UK soldiers in Estonia for Exercise Winter Camp
A soldier standing in front of an AS-90 self-propelled artillery gun in the winter snow of Estonia
UK soldiers in Estonia for Exercise Winter Camp

UK personnel are currently deployed on operations supporting NATO's Enhanced Forward Presence (eFP), with forces in Estonia and Poland.

UK soldiers in Estonia for Exercise Winter Camp
A soldier, carrying thermal sight, passing information through his radio
UK soldiers in Estonia for Exercise Winter Camp

Around 800 military personnel are working alongside and supporting Danish, US, Croatian and Romanian military forces as well as those of Poland and Estonia.

UK soldiers in Estonia for Exercise Winter Camp

The Royal Welsh is the lead Battlegroup (BG) element based in Tapa, Estonia, with the training designed to reassure NATO allies and deter adversaries.

UK soldiers in Estonia for Exercise Winter Camp
A member of the Royal Welsh taking cover

Supporting the BG are the Kings Royal Hussars, 19th Regiment Royal Artillery and elements from the Royal Military Police, Intelligence Corps, Royal Signals and Royal Electrical Mechanical Engineers and Royal Logistics Corps.

UK soldiers in Estonia for Exercise Winter Camp
A driver of a Stormer vehicle observing his arcs

Winter Camp is a multi-national, UK/Estonian-led exercise that tests military skills and equipment in a cold-weather environment, whilst enhancing the interoperability between NATO nations.

UK soldiers in Estonia for Exercise Winter Camp
A Stormer commander waiting for the order to move off

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