Silhouetted anonymous Royal Marines embarked on board HMS Queen Elizabeth doing fast rope training
Royal Marines

Royal Marines Deploy To Belarus For 'Winter Warfare Exercise'

Exercise Winter Partisan is part of a bilateral programme between the two countries.

Silhouetted anonymous Royal Marines embarked on board HMS Queen Elizabeth doing fast rope training

Thirty Royal Marines from 42 Commando have deployed to Belarus for a two-week cold weather training exercise, the Ministry of Defence (MOD) has said.

Exercise Winter Partisan will see the marines work alongside members of the Belarusian Armed Forces.

The marines will train in winter survival skills such as camouflage, as well as winter movement skills including abseiling and skiing.

It is the largest number of British personnel to have been sent to Belarus for training, according to the MOD.

The exercise is part of a bilateral programme between the two countries. 

Troops will also take part in "cultural activities", including a Remembrance event and visiting a World War II museum. 

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