UK ARMY CONDUCTS EXERCISE FONDOUK LANCER 13 ON SALISBURY PLAIN
The UK Army soldiers from the Queen’s Royal Lancers (QRL) participated in the Exercise Fondouk Lancer 13, to test their ability to conduct both mounted and dismounted reconnaissance missions. Carried out at the Salisbury Plain Training Area (SPTA) in southern England, the month-long exercise confirmed the regiment’s firm foundations of reconnaissance soldiering, prior to the forthcoming tour to British Army Training Unit Suffield (BATUS) in Canada. Comprising both mounted and dismounted phases, the exercise witnessed participation from more than 300 QRA personnel, around 40 Scimitar and Spartan tracked reconnaissance vehicles and trained participants on a range of subjects, from route reconnaissance patrols to observation posts, with Netheravon Airfield as the target. The soldiers received innovative training that allowed them to understand the challenges.