Military back on Salisbury Plain after flood relief

After playing an important role in supporting the military response to the multi-agency flood relief effort in Dorset, it is back out on to Salisbury Plain Training Area for Army Reservists from the Royal Wessex Yeomanry.

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Military back on Salisbury Plain after flood relief

The Royal Wessex Yeomanry on weekend exercises on Salisbury Plain Credit: British Army

Fresh from supporting the military response to the multi-agency flood relief effort in Dorset, it has been back out on to Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire, for Army Reservists from the Royal Wessex Yeomanry, for one of their most dynamic weekend exercises in recent years.

The civilian volunteers, who spend the working week as window cleaners, shop assistants and company directors, have been working with the Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank and the most powerful helicopter in the RAF's fleet during an intense weekend training mission called Exercise Spring Warrior.

Like all of the training they do, it was about preparing them to do it for real whilst deployed on operations in support of the Regular Army. The majority of the 50 or more Reservists who took part in Exercise Spring Warrior are based at B Squadron in Salisbury.

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