British troops train at Europe's largest urban training facility complete with own airport

British soldiers have been welcomed to Germany's Schnoeggersburg, a two-and-a-half square mile urban training site with more than 550 different buildings – and even its own airport.

Simulation is at the heart of co-operation in Altmark, eastern Germany, and X Company of First Battalion the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers have been embedded with Germany's 91st Infantry Battalion – both nations' armies aiming to work together under the same NATO division.

Schnoeggersburg is dynamic and offers a chance for refreshed training, with helicopter-friendly roofs, collapsible bridges, 10-mile road networks and an underground sewage route, all to play for in mock battles.

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