Photo : 1st Battalion The Royal Irish Regiment training on the Salisbury Plain

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Soldiers from The 1st Battalion The Royal Irish Regiment have been fine tuning tactics and skills on Salisbury plain as the first new Light Mechanized Battalion.
The Battalion has been using Foxhound and Husky vehicles across a range of challenging manoeuvres aimed at sharpening their fighting skills.


Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Colonel Graham Shannon, said: “This is a new role for the Battalion and it is testing soldiers across the board. These vehicles provide a mobile and agile fighting edge… we are at the forefront of developing this concept.”



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