Soldiers from 1 Royal Welsh Practice Casualty Evacuation on Exercise in Pembrokeshire, Wales

Soldiers from 1 Royal Welsh Practice Casualty Evacuation on Exercise in Pembrokeshire, Wales
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Soldiers from 1 Royal Welsh are pictured carrying out simulated casualty drills on exercise in Wales.

More than 300 soldiers from 1st Battalion The Royal Welsh (Royal Welch Fusiliers) have been embarking on a five day live-firing exercise on the Castlemartin ranges in Pembrokeshire from January 29 to February 2, 2012.

The exercise tested the combined arms firepower and put soldiers through their paces in the most demanding and realistic scenarios available outside of theatre.

On Wednesday, February 1, B Company, 1 R Welsh, were on the platoon level ranges firing at ‘live’ targets, working with military vehicles and practicing their casualty drills. The Fusiliers will also be practicing their drills to counter IEDs.

This exercise is conducted in preparation for a six-month tour to Afghanistan in 2012 as part of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF).

Some of those involved have previous Afghan experience from their 2009 deployment although for some troops this will be the first time they have trained for an operational tour.

Photographer: Cpl Paul Morrison RLC
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