Army medics from Norwich undertake two-week training in Croatia

Croatia’s deputy prime minister defence minister Damir Krsticevic visits British Army medics trainin

Croatias deputy prime minister defence minister Damir Krsticevic visits British Army medics training in Croatia, including one squadron based in Norwich. PIcture: Garry Fox - Credit: Mr Garry Fox

Army medics from Norwich have honed their skills during a military training exercise in Croatia.

Croatia’s deputy prime minister defence minister Damir Krsticevic visits British Army medics trainin

Croatias deputy prime minister defence minister Damir Krsticevic visits British Army medics training in Croatia, including one squadron based in Norwich. PIcture: Garry Fox - Credit: Mr Garry Fox

Some 110 Army reservists from the 254 Medical Regiment – including the Norwich-based 160 Squadron – spent a fortnight living and working alongside 50 Croatian soldiers in Knin.

The reservists – who are usually based at the Army Reserve Centre on Aylsham Road – refreshed clinical and military skills for the first week, before deploying into the field a four-day exercise to practice their life-saving skills.

They attracted the praise of the country's deputy prime minister and defence minister Damir Krsti?evi? and the UK ambassador to Croatia, Andrew Dalgleish.

Mr Krsti?evi? said: 'The exercise proves the great co-operation between our two countries. It helps develop our capabilities and helps practise team work. And, together with members of the Croatian Armed Forces, you have done an excellent job.'

Croatia’s deputy prime minister defence minister Damir Krsticevic visits British Army medics trainin

Croatias deputy prime minister defence minister Damir Krsticevic visits British Army medics training in Croatia, including one squadron based in Norwich. PIcture: Garry Fox - Credit: Mr Garry Fox