16 Air Assault Brigade Female Engagement Team conduct training with soldiers and officers from the Jordanian Army as a joint force on counter IED operations. After working with their Jordanian counterparts last week, the British Troops moved south, passing the Dead Sea to link up with their counterparts from the USMC near Aqaba.
The soldiers from the British Army’s Global Response Force, having conducted a Joint Theatre Entry (JTE), have been supported by the UK’s world-class air and maritime capability, the Carrier Strike Group. The Lead Assault Force centred on the 2nd Battalion the Parachute Regiment (2 PARA), have linked up with troops from 3 PARA, already present in country, who are conducting partnered training alongside the Jordanian Quick Reaction Force Brigade.
The link-up presented opportunities for joint training with battalion support weapons, including the mobile Fire Support Group and 81mm mortars. Both battalions are part of the very high readiness 16 Air Assault Brigade, based in Colchester, which is the most deployable and ready formation in the British Army. All troops followed stringent health protection measures and provided negative COVID tests upon arrival into Jordan and will do so again before departure, whilst following the COVID guidance of the local authorities.
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