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Op CABRIT 7 ~ 5 RIFLES Pre-Deployment Training

5 RIFLES Battle Group Op CABRIT pre-deployment training, Castlemartin [Crown Copyright: Cpl Rob Kane]
D Company, 5 RIFLES have conducted a live-fire company attack on the ranges at Castlemartin training area ahead of their deployment on Op CABRIT 7.

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MoD Media Release, June 2020: D Company ‘The Delta Dogs, 5 RIFLES conducted a live fire Company attack on the ranges at Castlemartin training area, as part of the 5 RIFLES Battle Group preparation, ahead of their deployment on Op CABRIT.

5 RIFLES Battle Group Op CABRIT pre-deployment training, Castlemartin [Crown Copyright: Cpl Rob Kane]

Approximately, 400 members of the 5 RIFLES Battlegroup, including soldiers from D Squadron The Queens Royal Hussars (The Queen’s Own and Royal Irish) , A Battery (The Chestnut Troop) 1 Royal Horse Artillery and 5 Armoured Engineer Squadron, 22 Engineer Regiment have deployed to Castlemartin Ranges in Pembrokeshire. Over the duration of the training package they will conduct Annual Crew Tests (ACTs) across all platforms and integrated AI live firing up to Platoon level – day and night packages. The aim of the training is for all elements of the 5 RIFLES BG to achieve the best standard possible, ahead of their forthcoming deployment on Op CABRIT 7.

Members of 5 RIFLES Mortar Platon live firing on Castle Martin Ranges [Crown Copyright: SSgt Rupert Frere]

Op CABRIT is the NATO enhanced forward Presence in Estonia a multinational battlegroup led by British troops.

A Warrior AFV from 5 RIFLES live firing on Castlemartin Ranges [Crown Copyright: SSgt Rupert Frere]
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