In Pictures: Tartan Strike with 1 SCOTS
After spending the last six months supporting UK's coronavirus response, soldiers from 1 SCOTS have got back to what they do best
The 1st Battalion Scots Guards have been shaking down their tactics, techniques and procedures and getting back to their more familiar role having spent much of the past six months supporting the United Kingdoms battle with the coronavirus pandemic. They have just spent a week on manoeuvres across Salisbury Plain on Exercise Tartan Strike.
Devised by Major Charlie Turner, the Officer in Command of the Battalion’s Right Flank Company, the exercise was designed to test the Guardsmen in their mechanised infantry capacity.
Simply put, how to go into battle and assault the enemy from their armoured fighting vehicles.
Exciting times lay ahead for the battalion as it is earmarked to be in the vanguard of the British Army’s new concept of developing strike brigades and will look to re-equip with state-of-the-art new armoured vehicles to replace the Mastiffs, Huskies and Jackals they currently operate