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  • RoyalGreenJacket
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    lol i like it S&S.

    i'm no fan of the French but it's another opportunity to do some soldiering in another country so i'm all up for it.

    we used to do a lot of similar stuff with the Italians.
    Last edited by RoyalGreenJacket; 5 May 2011, 14:01.

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  • SwiftandSure
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    Given the Anglo-Franco interoperability, has the term "Pepper-Potting" or "Bounding" now been replaced with "Leap-Frogging"?

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  • RoyalGreenJacket
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    Originally posted by Goldie fish View Post
    Well the French Navy will soon be defending Britains coastline, it's only right that the Armies train together too.
    likewise we will be defending theirs and we will be flying their aircraft for them too so it makes sense all round really.

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  • Goldie fish
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    Well the French Navy will soon be defending Britains coastline, it's only right that the Armies train together too.

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  • RoyalGreenJacket
    started a topic UK and French troops train together

    UK and French troops train together

    a Rifle Company from the Coldstream Guards are the first UK troops to capitalise on the partnership formed since the signing of the defence co-operation treaty between the two nations was announced in November 2010 - by sharing knowledge in a bid to increase interoperability, and, according to CENZUB's Colonel Legrand, the Coldstream Guards are extremely welcome:

    "We're impressed with the aggressiveness of the British troops. One of our goals is to develop aggressiveness with our French soldiers, so it is good to see the British doing it."



    Exercise Gaulish saw the Coldstream Guards undertake two weeks of intensive training which encompassed counter-IED skills as well as offensive and defensive missions, and took place in the camp's two purpose-built training residential areas.

    Read more including soldiers opinions on the exercise here: http://www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/DefenceNews/TrainingAndAdventure/UkAndFrenchTroopsTrainTogether.htm

    good stuff and i'm sure the R&R package was one to write home about also.
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