In pictures: British Army completes tank exercises in snowy Germany ahead of Estonia deployment

British soldiers and Challenger 2 main battle tanks have taken part in a major military training exercise in Germany to prepare them for deployment to Estonia.

As part of the UK's contribution to Nato, Exercise Tallinn Dawn saw 800 soldiers and 250 vehicles from the Queen's Royal Hussar's Battlegroup take part in training ahead of deployment as part of Nato's Enhanced Forward Presence (eFP).

The 22-day exercise, held in Sennelager, was a continued demonstration of the UK's commitment to the Baltics and Nato, the Ministry of Defence (MOD) said.

Challenger 2 tanks, Warrior and other armoured fighting vehicles were involved in the exercise, the types of equipment that the UK will be looking to provide to Ukraine in support of its defence against Russia.

The UK was the first country to donate modern, Western main battle tanks and the Challenger 2 will look to provide Ukrainian troops with better protection and more accurate firepower.

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