2 Para on snow patrol

2 Para's snow patrol

Members of one of the British army's elite combat units have embarked on a two week winter training mission in sub-zero temperatures

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Colchester paras train with French

The Anglo/French force on exercise in Scotland
The Anglo/French force on exercise in Scotland Credit: Ministry of Defence

Colchester based paratroopers are training with their French counterparts in a joint exercise in Scotland.

Members of 16 Air Assault Brigade have deployed with 300 French troops from the 11e Brigade Parachutiste.

The Anglo/French team on the ground
The Anglo/French team on the ground Credit: Ministry of Defence

They've been air-dropped into the West Freugh area of Scotland.

Their mission is to stabilise an area disputed by two fictional nations which are divided by economic and ethnic factors.

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Colchester soldiers win boxing title

Members of the 3 Para boxing team
Members of the 3 Para boxing team Credit: Ministry of Defence

Soldiers from 3rd Battalion The Parachute Regiment have won the Army’s boxing title for the seventh time in ten years.

They defeated 22 Engineer Regiment 8-1 in the final of the Army Major Units Boxing Championship at Aldershot.

3 PARA has won the competition every time it has entered since 2003. The team was unable to compete in 2006, 2008 or 2011 because of operational commitments in Afghanistan.

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