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Jan 28 2022

Northern Europe Operational Update Weeks 03/04 2022

BRUNSSUM, The Netherlands – On 24th and 25th January 2022, Joint Force Command Brunssum hosted the Vigilance Area Centre Assessing Deterrence Conference aiming to get a deeper understanding of the complex mix of activities, messaging and relationships that generate deterrence. A community of more than 20 experts with a mix of political, academic and military backgrounds attended from across the region. All agreed it was a productive and very informative project that will become a regular meeting in the future. NATO operates in an increasingly complex and unpredictable world and in order to deal with the consequences of a changed security environment NATO needs to continue to gain knowledge and develop their skills to keep our people and territories secure.

TAPA, Estonia – Before heading to Latvia to participate to the Exercise BOLD DRAGOON, 5th Dragons Regiment who are the new French contingent from the enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) Estonia, started their 2022 training.
As the first exercise for the Regiment, 200 troops will take part alongside heavy and light armoured vehicles across challenging terrain.
The Regiment has been testing its technical and tactical expertise in the winter environment of Estonia, proving their readiness and capability.


CAMP ADAZI, Latvia – French and British soldiers from the Estonian eFP took part in Exercise BOLD DRAGOON on 17th and 18th January 2022. Their aim was to master the demanding terrain in challenging winter conditions, whilst building on individual and collective skills.
Soldiers from The Royal Tank Regiment, C Company The Royal Welsh and the 5th Dragons Regiment took part in a series of live fire ranges and a range of 'Force on Force' scenarios.
A culmination of their training will be further put to the test during Exercise WINTER CAMP at the end January

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