Cyprus

Exercise Austere Wolf: How UK Armed Forces storm and secure hostile marine environments to set up a base

When arriving in a new, hostile environment it is key for the UK Armed Forces to make it safe to use as a base.

But what about when it's an unfamiliar marine environment?

Ships, aircraft and more than 1,000 personnel have arrived in and around RAF Akrotiri to find out how to turn a potentially threatening environment into an operational camp for troops in theatre.

Exercise Austere Wolf looks at how all three services work together to create an operational camp.

It's a scenario that hasn't been practised at scale with an amphibious element in around a decade.