📸 In Pictures: Preparing for the Middle East

Soldiers from the Welsh Guards have been put through their paces in preparation for deploying to Iraq

Ministry of Defence
Nov 17 · 3 min read

The troops were tested at Thetford training area ahead of their deployment to Iraq on Operation SHADER. Ranges, medical skills and lessons on patrolling skills are just a few of the areas they have been tested on.

Once in Iraq, the troop’s expertise in vehicle drills, camp security and force protection will be vital for their role as the UK Mobility Company (Kurdistan).

Here are the Welsh Guards in action 📸

Soldiers from the Welsh Guards during a Key Leader Engagement scenario on Thetford training area.
Soldiers from the Welsh Guards conduct medical drills on Thetford training area.
Soldiers from the Welsh Guards on Thetford training area ahead of their deployment to Iraq on Operation SHADER.
Soldiers from the Welsh Guards on Thetford training area applying a tourniquet to a role player casualty.
Soldiers from the Welsh Guards on Thetford training area ahead of their deployment to Iraq on Operation SHADER.
Soldiers from the Welsh Guards on Thetford training area ahead of their deployment to Iraq on Operation SHADER.
Soldiers from the Welsh Guards on Thetford training area ahead of their deployment to Iraq on Operation SHADER.
Soldiers from the Welsh Guards on Thetford training area ahead of their deployment to Iraq on Operation SHADER.
Soldiers from the Welsh Guards conduct medical drills on Thetford training area.
Soldiers from the Welsh Guards conduct medical drills on Thetford training area.
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