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Engineers and Infanteers train Nigerian forces

02 December 2016

Two short term training teams from the Corps of Royal Engineers and the Infantry, have been giving masterclasses in their fields to members of the Nigerian Armed Forces.

Royal Anglians share Infantry teaching methods

A (Norfolk) Company, Royal Anglian Regiment, Training Team are coming to the end of a four month deployment training the Nigerian School of Infantry.

The team has been training the Nigerian Navy and 101 Battalion. They also provided support at the Special Warfare Wing of the Nigerian School of Infantry. Of particular note and involvement were the Counter Terrorism and the Trackers Courses.

Both these courses have ended with final exercises and graduation, and returning to their units. The Training Team have developed the skills and knowledge of the Nigerian Army and Navy Instructors in order to assist them in delivering military training after the team has returned to the UK.

The A (Norfolk) Coy, 1 Royal Anglian Training Team

Pictured: The A (Norfolk) Coy, 1 Royal Anglian Training Team.

Royal Engineers train Nigerian troops to beat Boko Haram IEDs

Engineers from 101 (City of London) Engineer Regiment (Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD)) are training Nigerian troops to beat terrorist bombs during a short deployment. Engineers from 101 (City of London) Engineer Regiment (Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD)) are training Nigerian troops to beat terrorist bombs during a short deployment.

The Sappers are sharing their expertise in search and EOD with Nigerian forces, who will use these skills in their efforts to counter Boko Haram. The Royal Engineers deployed to provide a three-week intensive course to teach the skills used by British troops to find and defeat Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).

This deployment is the latest in an ongoing British Army commitment to defence engagement in Nigeria. 101 Engineer Regiment will work alongside the British Military Advisory and Training Team, which has provided world-class training to 6,000 Nigerian soldiers and helped develop the armed forces as a whole.

The small group of experts from 101 Engineer Regiment will teach techniques that have been tried and tested in the Regiment’s deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan to defeat IEDs.

Brigtadier Charles Collins, Commander 7th Infantry Brigade visits members of 101 Engineer Regiment.

Pictured: Brigadier Charles Collins, Commander 7th Infantry Brigade visits members of 101 Engineer Regiment.

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