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British troops train with Kazakhstan soldiers in Norfolk's Thetford Forest

800 British troops from across the country have been training members of the Kazakhstan army in order to help them become United Nations peacekeepers.

The exercise took place on Stanford Training Area and involved British troops and forces from Kazakhstan, the US, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan.

This is the first time Exercise Steppe Eagle has taken place in the UK and featured soldiers from 1st Battalion The Rifles.

Extras pelt soldiers with potatoes as part of riot training. Credit: ITV Anglia.

"I wouldn't say they were that efficient two weeks ago and there's been a huge amount of effort. Not just in what you've seen today but right across the training objectives of conduct in peacekeeping and support to United Nations operations.

– Brig Martyn Gamble

See Kate Prout's report here