NATO has today released two videos of UK and Estonian troops conduct winter training in freezing conditions on WINTER CAMP 2021 in Estonia
NATO Multimedia Release, 18 February 2021: UK and Estonian soldiers have been training in temperatures as low as minus 20 degrees Celsius in Estonia.
They’ve been taking part in Exercise WINTER CAMP. During the exercise troops practised in deep snow and freezing conditions. UK troops also took part in a three-day cold weather operator’s course, learning to build shelters and staying out in conditions well below freezing.
The UK troops, from the 5 RIFLES-led battlegroup, are serving in NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) Battlegroup Estonia. The Estonian troops are from the Estonian Defence Forces’ (EDF) Scouts Battalion. All NATO eFP Battlegroup Estonia training for Exercise WINTER CAMP, was conducted in line with Estonian national COVID-19 policy. The Battlegroup is currently operating as a ‘bubble’.
UK troops from 5 RIFLES-led NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence Battlegroup Estonia jump into icy water as part of the cold weather operator’s course in Estonia. This training ensures that they can operate in adverse weather conditions and enables them to be prepared should they fall through the ice in training or on operations.
Exercise WINTER CAMP ran from 1 to 12 February 2021. Footage includes various shots of UK and Estonian infantry and cavalry taking part in cold weather exercises.
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