In pictures: Royal Anglian Regiment take part in desert training exercise alongside Egyptian troops

The 2nd Battalion of the Royal Anglian Regiment are in north Africa on exercise alongside Egypt's 112 Infantry Brigade.

Tuesday, 2nd April 2019, 12:23 pm
Updated Tuesday, 2nd April 2019, 12:26 pm
The 'Poachers' took part in the assignment that involved more than 150 British military personnel.
The 'Poachers' took part in the assignment that involved more than 150 British military personnel.

Exercise Ahmose 1 is a bilateral exercise which took place between the UK and Egypt from February 28 to March 31.

This is the first time it has been done.

The 'Poachers' took part in the assignment that involved more than 150 British military personnel.

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This is the first time an exercise of its kind between the two armed forces had been done

The exercise is taking place south-west of Alexandria

It put soldiers through their paces in a variety of scenarios including urban operations, close quarter battle and live firing.

The Poachers is a light role infantry battalion based in Dhekelia in Cyprus
The soldiers were put through their paces in a variety of scenarios
The British soldiers worked closely with their Egyptian counterparts
One of the key objectives was to strengthen the Army's "defence relationship through shared experiences"
An objective of the exercise was to confirm and demonstrate the Army's readiness as the lead company group
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