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Colchester paras train with French

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 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.