A stationary Challenger 2 tanks

In Pictures: Exercise Hedgehog 🦔

Exercise Hedgehog is the largest multi-national NATO exercise ever held in the Baltic state of Estonia.

It involves around 15,000 troops from the Estonian Defence Force and from 10 NATO allies and partner countries.

The UK have contributed 700 troops formed into two battle groups : the Royal Welsh and the Royal Tank Regiment.

Challenger 2 tanks take part in Exercise hedgehog
Soldiers driving Challenger 2 tanks on their road manoeuvres
Soldiers driving Challenger 2 tanks on their road manoeuvres.
Uk troops on a road march, preparing for Exercise Hedgehog.
Uk troops on a road march, preparing for Exercise Hedgehog.
Soldiers from the Royal Welsh Infantry take part in Exercise Hedgehog along side Estonian armed forces.
Troops train with their NATO counterparts whilst in Estonia.
Soldiers from the Royal Welsh-led Battlegroup and soldiers from the Royal Tank Regiment Battlegroup begin training alongside counterparts from Estonia.
Soldiers from the Royal Welsh-led Battlegroup and soldiers from the Royal Tank Regiment Battlegroup begin training alongside counterparts from Estonia.

The exercise that takes place every four years is designed to test the ability of the combined participating nations’ armies to work with each other.

See how else the UK Armed Forces are contributing to NATO:

Find out where else the UK Armed Forces are deployed here👇

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