Sunday, October 04, 2015

16 Air Assault Brigade & 11e Brigade Parachutiste at Exercise Eagles Amarante...Photos by Cpl Andy Reddy

British and French paratroopers have jumped into action together as part of a major training exercise to improve their ability to operate together.On Friday (2 Oct), more than 500 paratroopers from Colchester-based 16 Air Assault Brigade and 11e Brigade Parachutiste jumped onto the STANTA training area in Norfolk. Exercise Eagles Amarante is challenging the joint force - built around 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment and 1er Regiment de Chasseurs Parachutistes - to restore stability to a troubled region.
The soldiers jumped from RAF C130 Hercules and French Armee de l'Air C160 Transall transport aircraft to capture a foothold in hostile territory. Over the coming days, extra troops and equipment will arrive on the area to build up combat power, before the joint force attacks key enemy positions.

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