Video: Interview with Royal Anglian soldier training in Kenya
Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, The Royal Anglian Regiment are training in the fierce heat of the Kenyan bush. EDP reporter CHRIS HILL spoke to one of them after a gruelling live-fire exercise.
The Vikings’ combined arms live fire exercise (Calfex) ensures that troops know the destructive capability of their weapons, and the safety procedures to prevent “blue on blue” friendly fire tragedies.
Soldiers must advance across scorched sands and savage thorn bushes to attack trench systems and simulated villages using live ammunition and grenades.
After his company succeeded in taking their objective, 22-year-old Pte Ashley Welch, from Gorleston, explains the equipment used by his platoon on the exercise.