UK ARMY CON­DUCTS EX­ER­CISE FONDOUK LANCER 13 ON SAL­IS­BURY PLAIN

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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.

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