UK Military Vehicles Arrive In Estonia To Deter “Aggression” – Icestech

UK Military Vehicles Arrive In Estonia To Deter “Aggression”

British Challenger 2 tanks, AS90 artillery, Warrior infantry fighting vehicles and an array of other vehicle types have arrived in Estonia. The first of hundreds of UK military vehicles have arrived in Estonia to support the UK’s enhanced Forward Presence battlegroup based in Tapa, one of the largest ever NATO deployments to Eastern Europe.

UK Military Vehicles Arrive In Estonia To Deter “Aggression”
UK Military Vehicles Arrive In Estonia To Deter “Aggression”

Setting sail from Marchwood, Southampton, last Wednesday, the Roll-on-Roll-off ferry also stopped off in Emden, Germany, to collect Warrior infantry fighting vehicles, Challenger 2 tanks and AS90 self-propelled artillery guns. It also carried Terrier, Titan and Trojan armoured battlefield engineer vehicles. The vehicles will then be moved by road from the port to Tapa.


Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon said:

This is the start of one of the biggest deployment in Eastern Europe since the Cold ധąɾ and by the end of next month, we will have 800 British troops, with armour, with tanks, ready to help reassure our allies and to underline our commitment to the security of Europe British troops are playing a leading role in Estonia and supporting our US allies in Poland, as part of wider efforts to defend NATO.

UK Military Vehicles Arrive In Estonia To Deter “Aggression”
UK Military Vehicles Arrive In Estonia To Deter “Aggression”

Commanding Officer of 5 Rifles Lieutenant Colonel Mark Wilson added:

The arrival of British and French armoured vehicles, alongside the men and women of the enhanced Forward Presence Battlegroup is hugely exciting. We look forward to integrating into the Estonian Defence Force and training alongside 1st Infantry Brigade within a matter of weeks.

UK Military Vehicles Arrive In Estonia To Deter “Aggression”
UK Military Vehicles Arrive In Estonia To Deter “Aggression”

Along with the French contribution of infantry fighting vehicles and tanks, which also arrived over the last few days, these vehicles will give the 5 Rifles Battlegroup the capability to operate in a wide range of exercises and operations within the 1st Estonian Infantry Brigade.

The arrival of these vehicles follows the first deployment of 120 personnel to the country at the end of last week, standing by our allies and bolstering the Estonian Defence Forces. The first train and advanced French elements of the 2th Régiment d’infanterie de Marine will join their British counterparts this week.


Related Posts

The Amerіcɑп Gᴏldfіпch: A Brіllіɑпt Beɑcᴏп іп Nᴏrth Amerіcɑ’s Avіɑп Wᴏrld

The Goldfinch, scientifically known as Spinus tristis, is a small but vibrant bird species that graces gardens and woodlands across North America. With its distinctive plumage and…

Uпvᴇiliпg the Colossal Marvᴇl: Discovᴇriпg Uпprecedeпtᴇdly Lɑrge Lobstᴇrs

A scυba diver exploriпg the clear lagooп waters off the Great Barrier Reef iп Aυstralia receпtly made aп iпcredible discovery. While diviпg, the diver came across a…

The Wondrσus Mutɑnt Butterfly That Can Chɑnge Colσrs at Will and Glσws Cσntinuously for 36 Hours to Attrɑct a Mɑte

The world is fυll of beaυtifυl aпd gracefυl bυtterflies, bυt oпe staпds oυt above the rest – the mυtaпt bυtterfly. This υпiqυe iпsect, scieпtifically kпowп as Greta…

Embrace Glitter Nails for Effortless Glam

In the world of nail art, few trends capture the essence of glamour and sparkle quite like glitter nails. With their dazzling shine and ability to transform…

How to Achieve the Dreamy Cottagecore Aesthetic in Nail Design

In the realm of fashion and self-expression, Cottagecore has emerged as a captivating aesthetic that celebrates the simple joys of rural living. This idyllic trend has transcended…

Jewel ᴏf Sᴏսth Afrіcɑп Cɑпᴏpіes, Kпysпɑ Tսrɑcᴏ

Among the verdant forests of South Africa, a bird of mesmerizing allure graces the canopy: the Knysna Turaco. With its striking plumage, vibrant hues, and melodious calls,…