Germany

Soldiers embrace a new sense of urgency on Exercise Iron Horse Europe

If the UK Army needs extra vehicles ready to move, it is up to units like 128 Divisional Support Company to increase the numbers available.

A team of Reservist Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) are now in Moenchengladbach, Germany, tasked with reviving Army vehicles kept there in storage - in some cases for years.

It should have been a routine two-week exercise at the Army's Stored Equipment Fleet for 128 Divisional Support Company, making sixty vehicles parked for years roadworthy.

The tone has now shifted into "more than just an exercise", after the company just two days after they left Portsmouth for Germany, received the news that Russian troops invaded Ukraine.