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Video: Royal Anglians training in Kenya

East Anglian soldiers are battling the punishing heat of the African bush during a six-week exercise to prepare them for the realities of war.

East Anglian soldiers are battling the punishing heat of the African bush during a six-week exercise to prepare them for the realities of war.

The 1st Battalion, The Royal Anglian Regiment is half-way through Exercise Askari Thunder, which is being carried out in the withering temperatures and desolate terrain of Archer’s Post in northern Kenya.

The programme is a mixture of simulated tactical battles and live-ammunition manoeuvres aimed at conditioning the troops for battle.

This video shows B Company troops during a Combined Arms Live Fire Exercise (CALFEX) in which they use live ammunition and grenades while manoeuvring through the harsh terrain and 40-degree heat of equatorial Africa.

EDP reporter Chris Hill spent a week in the Viking’s training bases in Africa. A series of special reports will continue in this week’s printed EDP, and more videos will follow on www.edp24.co.uk.

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