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England v Germany: How The Military Watched The Match

England beat Germany 2-0 at Wembley Stadium, and will play Ukraine in the Euro 2020 quarter-final on Saturday.

England have beaten Germany 2-0 at Euro 2020, thanks to goals from Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane, with the UK military showing a keen interest in the match.

British personnel stationed in Sennelager gathered to watch the game together, with some even giving a rendition of 'Three Lions' for our cameras.

British and German military commanders, whose personnel are currently training together in Romania, wished their opposing England and Germany's football sides good luck ahead of the clash at Wembley.

Wing Commander Stephen Lamping is leading the RAF Typhoon detachment currently located at Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base in Romania as part of NATO's enhanced Air Policing Mission.

The RAF personnel have been joined on the deployment by a Luftwaffe Eurofighter detachment from Tactical Air Wing 71 commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Christoph Hachmeister.

Watch: British and German commanders wished the teams luck before the Euro 2020 match.

Both Detachment Commanders wished each of their national teams the best of luck for the match.

The Ministry of Defence posted a tweet on their official account ahead of the game: "It's coming home! England fans in the Armed Forces will be tuning in from around the world to support their team today."

It tweeted a photo showing Army personnel deployed in Somalia celebrating an England goal earlier on in the tournament.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the match at Wembley with their son Prince George.

They tweeted: "Incredible performance England" after the 2-0 win. 

Earlier that day, the pair were in Scotland where Prince William cut the first plate of steel to officially mark the start of construction of HMS Belfast, a City-class Type 26 Global Combat Ship.

Similarly, Royal British Legion Industries – which provides care to Armed Forces veterans and others with barriers to work – praised England captain Harry Kane.

In a tweet, they said: "So proud of #TommyClub Founding Patron Harry Kane and the England squad tonight[.]"

England will play Ukraine in the quarter-finals of Euro 2020 on Saturday.