Part Two

Soldiers in the Air – Part two

 

Soldiers in the Air – Part Two

Narrated by Jim Davidson, a close look at 16 Air Assault Brigade.

16 Air Assault Brigade is the British Army’s airborne rapid reaction force, specially trained and equipped to deploy by parachute, helicopter and air-landing. Its core role is to maintain the Air Assault Task Force, a battlegroup held at high readiness to deploy worldwide for a full spectrum of missions, from non-combatant evacuation ops to war fighting.

Recent years have seen the Brigade’s soldiers deploy multiple times on operations in Afghanistan and Iraq as well as supporting civilian authorities in UK. Most recently, soldiers from 16 Brigade deployed out to support the emergency services during the flooding at the start of 2014 and provided a significant element of the security team for the London 2012 Olympics..

The brigade has also provided troops to assist in training indigenous forces in a number of different countries across Africa

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