1 SCOTS During PDT in Salisbury

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

📸 Here they are in action on Salisbury Plain:👇

Recce Sgt Nelson observes his arcs at last light near the vehicle harbour area.
Recce Sgt Nelson observes his arcs at last light near the vehicle harbour area.
Sections members communicating during a contact.
Sections members communicating during a contact.
A section member returns fire at first light during an advance to contact.
A section member returns fire at first light during an advance to contact.
Recce Sgt Nelson flanks his commander during the delivery of a set of orders.
A section member smiles during the exercise.
A section member smiles during the exercise.
A section member observes his arcs to his front during a contact.
A section member returns fire at first light during an advance to contact.
A section member returns fire at first light during an advance to contact.
A section member returns fire at first light during an advance to contact.
A section member returns fire at first light during an advance to contact.
Sections members communicating during a contact.
A section member listens to his section commander.
A section member listens to his section commander.

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

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