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Op CABRIT ~ UK Defence Secretary Visits Troops In Estonia

UK Secretary of State for Defence, The Rt Hon Gavin Williamson CBE MP is in Estonia visiting the British-led NATO enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) battlegroup based in Tapa under Operation CABRIT.

The MoD has stated: “UK Armed Forces have a leading role in NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence (eFP), with British troops leading a multinational Battlegroup in Estonia from 2017. The eFP in the Baltic States is a deployment of robust, multinational, combat-ready forces to Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland, on a persistent, rotational basis.

UK Secretary of State for Defence meeting Danish eFP troops at Tapa on 25th March [© Estonian Defence Force]

“This movement is part wider initiatives designed to enhance Euro-Atlantic security, reassure our Allies and deter our adversaries. About 800 British personnel will rotate on a continuous basis alongside Danish, French, and host nation Estonian forces, with The Royal Welsh currently providing the bulk of the combat capable infantry force.”

For more on the NATO eFP mission click this link:- NATO enhanced Forward Presence

British eFP troops clearing trenches during Exercise KEVADTORM 17 in Estonia [© Bob Morrison]

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