Fallon Praises Troops Preparing To Join Fight Against Islamic State

Defence Secretary, Sir Michael Fallon has visited soldiers from 2nd Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Scotland as they prepare for a busy period of deployments.

Sir Michael Fallon greets 2 SCOTS

In December, they head to Iraq where they will join the effort against Islamic State.

Sir Michael was briefed on the battalion’s preparations ahead of the operation.  

Fallon hears about 2 SCOTS deployments

2 SCOTS are also gearing up to join comrades from the Scots Dragoon Guards for a United Nations’ peacekeeping mission in Cyprus within weeks, followed by another UN deployment to South Sudan in 2018.

Sir Michael Fallon meets members of 2 SCOTS