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Essex troops form part of 6,000 soldier strong military exercise

Soldiers from Colchester have been taking part in a large NATO exercise in Germany.

It ensures troops are ready to respond in a military situation. Credit: Ministry of Defence.

Members of Sixteen Air Assault Brigade are challenged to respond to a ground invasion by hostile forces and evacuate civilians from a combat zone.

It has seen 6,000 soldiers from 10 separate NATO countries descend on South Germany.

Senior officers say the three-week exercise ensures they can quickly react to military challenges anywhere in the world.

Spot the soldiers. Credit: Ministry of Defence.