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British troops exercise in Estonia as part of the NATO's eFP (Enhanced Forward Presence)

Soldiers from 35 Engineer Regiment splashing through a river, conducting medevac drills alongside a US Army Medical Blackhawk team. They are part of the Enhanced Forward Presence Battlegroup in Estonia.

 

UK Armed Forces are taking a leading role in NATO’s Enhanced Forward Presence (eFP), with the British Army leading a multinational Battlegroup in Estonia from early 2017.

 

The eFP in the Baltic States will see the deployment of robust, multinational, combat-ready forces to Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland, on a persistent, rotational basis. This movement forms part of a wider package of initiatives designed to enhance Euro-Atlantic security, reassure our Allies and deter our adversaries.

 

This deployment is just one aspect of a wide range of UK support to NATO. From January 2017, the UK assumed responsibility for NATO’s Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF) contributing about 3,000 personnel, leading a structured group of 14 partner nations.

 

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Photographer: Rfn Craig Williams

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Taken on September 14, 2017