Soldiers from 3rd Battalion The Rifles have been stepping up their training as they prepare to deploy to Iraq, as part of Operation Shader.
3 RIFLES are one of the British Army's four new 'Strike' Infantry Battalions and have recently converted to a Mechanised Infantry.
While on exercise, Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Colonel Gary Sawyer, explained the battalion's new role:
"We aim to operate with more agility, in-depth and to operate independently of the normal systems that will be in place to support a normal battlegroup, so it requires our riflemen to think more independently."
More than 600 soldiers from the Battalion have been training in Norfolk during a phase of Exercise Wessex Storm, building up to working in a battlegroup and perfecting their skills ahead of deployment.
Troops were conducting a live firing exercise on the Stanford training area, known as the STANTA ranges.