News story: Troops get set to manoeuvre onto Salisbury Plain

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Ministry of Defence said:
Exercise Pashtun Warrior is being run specifically for the Op Herrick Armoured Infantry Company to enable them to develop their tactics, techniques and procedures prior to heading overseas to Afghanistan.
The exercise is being designed and delivered by the Field Training Unit (FTU) and HQ 4th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland, with input from 7th Armoured Brigade HQ and theatre subject matter experts.
It will also provide an opportunity for the Brigade Ops Company and Warthog Group to conduct manoeuvre training under the direction of HQ Brigade Manoeuvre Group.
Troops will not use live ammunition on the training, which will feature battle exercises and company missions. It is being conducted and evaluated using tactical engagement simulation and is the final exercise before the Armoured Infantry Company deploys to Afghanistan.
Talking about the training exercise, Major Tim Davies, from the FTU, said:
We are very much looking forward to delivering training on Salisbury Plain next week. It will give the soldiers an opportunity to further develop and consolidate their tactics and techniques in advance of their deployment.
Salisbury Plain is the ideal setting for this exercise as it offers the facilities and diverse terrain required for such training.
Salisbury Plain Training Area is maintained by the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO), which delivers the training service, enabling defence training users to live, work, train and deploy at home and overseas.
Lieutenant Colonel Mark Hiskett, Principal Training Safety Officer, DIO Ops Training South West, said:
DIO’s priority is to support our Armed Forces as they prepare for operations. The size and nature of the Plain means that it offers the only location in the UK capable of supporting complex and technical mission-specific training such as Exercise Pashtun Warrior.
At over 38,000 hectares (94,000 acres) Salisbury Plain is the UK’s largest training area and offers first-class and diverse training facilities to enable the British Army to meet its training requirements to prepare for operations worldwide.



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I always found it was difficult to get properly lost on SPTA or STANTA...unlike out in the real world.

Rodney2q
On the other hand, all those SSSIs provided excellent opportunities to practice 'Actions On Finding Yourself Where You Shouldn't Be And Buggering Off Leaving Nothing Incriminating' and probably saved a few careers in the border counties of NI.
 
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On the other hand, all those SSSIs provided excellent opportunities to practice 'Actions On Finding Yourself Where You Shouldn't Be And Buggering Off Leaving Nothing Incriminating' and probably saved a few careers in the border counties of NI.
I always found the SSIs and other OOB areas marked on the DS maps to be an excellent way to get around the ex area without bumping into the "enemy" or walking into any pre-planned "ambushes.

On one ex my platoon was complemented on our excellent use of fieldcraft and movement to avoid being seen...mind you the only way we would have been seen would have been if the enemy and the DS were in the same OOB area we were...

:)

Rodney2q
 
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I'm on SPTA now. Found a sweet harbour area ... just whanged a cam net over some neatly placed large stones.
 
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I'm on SPTA now. Found a sweet harbour area ... just whanged a cam net over some neatly placed large stones.
...with plenty of room to park the wagons in between.

:)

Rodney2q
 

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