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UK 7th Light Mechanised Brigade Arrives in Poland

The first British troops from the 7th Light Mechanised Brigade Combat Team arrived in Poland from Germany on Friday 16th February [NATO Photo: BRILLIANT JUMP NMIC]

British troops from the UK 7th Light Mechanised Brigade Combat Team, The Desert Rats, arrived in Poland from Germany on Friday 16th February.

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News Release, Szczecin, 16 February 2024: British troops from the 7th Light Mechanised Brigade Combat Team (‘The Desert Rats’) arrived in Poland from Germany, on Friday, Feb. 16, 2024, where they will participate in exercise BRILLIANT JUMP, one in a series of STEADFAST DEFENDER 2024 exercises.

The day before they arrived by ship to Emden, Germany and travelled east through the country. After stops in Sennelager and Holzdorf, the troops will meet the other nation’s forces in the Drawsko Pomorskie training area, near Szczecin.

The 7th Brigade of the British Army is leading the NATO Response Force (NRF), a highly ready and technically advanced formation, for 2024.

“Since Russia launched its brutal and unprovoked war of aggression against Ukraine, focusing on possible Article 5 scenarios gained predominant importance for the Alliance,” said JFC Brunssum Commander General Guglielmo Luigi Miglietta. “The STEADFAST DEFENDER 24 exercise series including BRILLIANT JUMP is part of NATO’s reaction to this threat to our collective security.”

STEADFAST DEFENDER 24 is the largest NATO exercise in decades with over 90,000 soldiers, sailors and airmen participating. The exercise series will demonstrate the Alliance’s ability to rapidly deploy forces to reinforce the defence of Europe. It will take place over several months across thousands of kilometres in any condition. With 31 Allies and partner Sweden participating, STEADFAST DEFENDER reinforces transatlantic unity and our determination to protect each other not only with words, but with action.

Source: BRILLIANT JUMP NATO Media Information Centre

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