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NATO on Duty - Ep 28. Brits Lead NATO Spearhead Force
In 2017, the United Kingdom will take the lead for NATO’s Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF).
But what does that mean to the British soldiers who will be part of the task force? We talk to some of the soldiers to find out what it means to them.
Footage includes: shots of the British infantry unit – 1st Battalion Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment – taking part in NATO exercise Venerable Gauntlet in Germany.
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NATO on Duty - Ep 26. Spearhead Force
Watch troops from the United Kingdom, Estonia, Poland and Spain demonstrate artillery, armour and infantry capability on exercise Venerable Gauntlet as they, along with 10 other nations, prepare to take over NATO’s spearhead force, the VJTF, in 2017.
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