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The Tigers exercise with Estonian Army

06 September 2016

Reserve troops of 3rd Battalion, The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment (3 PWRR) have trained alongside the Estonian Army on Exercise Baltic Star.

Also known as The Tigers, 3 PWRR have swapped the shores of Folkestone for the fields of Tallinn, in Estonia, to join their NATO allies on their biggest annual military exercise.

The multi-lateral training, led by the Estonian Defence League and including US and Lithuanian troops, has tested the Reserve Battalion tactically in a challenging environment.

Commanding Officer 3 PWRR, Lieutenant Colonel Andy Betts said: “Estonia is one of our NATO Allies and they have invited us over here to be part of their exercise along with the Americans and Lithuanians.

“It is extremely important for us to be supporting them, demonstrating our capability. It is a fantastic opportunity to work alongside our allies and learn from them at the same time, building stronger links with a Joint Expeditionary Force nation.”

The exercise will see the Reservists integrate at all levels with the Estonian Defence League.

Brigadier General Meelis Killi, Estonian Defence League added: “I am delighted to welcome 3 PWRR to Estonia as they take part in our latest exercise. It is an opportunity to come together as one and learn from each other the important roles that we all play.

“Building a strong connection with our NATO Allies is paramount and this exercise gives us the perfect platform to do just that.”

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