'Shouldn't underestimate' importance of British Army's Estonia deployment

1 Royal Welsh have been training in Sennelager, Germany, before joining the Royal Tank Regiment in Estonia amid tensions involving Russia.

As the Ukraine crisis deepens, the UK is increasing the number of battlegroups it leads in Estonia from one to two. 

The Royal Tank Regiment are already in the Baltic state and are to be joined by the 1 Royal Welsh battlegroup - doubling the UK's troop presence in Estonia. 

Lieutenant General Ralph Wooddisse, Commander Field Army, told Forces News "we shouldn't underestimate just how important this is".