Now, hundreds of Army reservists from the Westcountry are playing a more crucial role than ever on the frontline - as cutbacks by the MoD mean they're increasingly deployed to trouble spots around the globe.
In the first of a special series from Cyprus on the role of our Armed Forces, Francesca Carpenter has joined reservists from 6 Rifles, which are based in Exeter, on a training exercise.
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The cloud takes total control during tonight. For most its a dry night. A lot of cloud but also some sunshine at times.
We may have seen the last of the very cold nights. Moving into a milder regime tonight. Thats reflected across the weekend.