The Minister of State for the Armed Forces, Mike Penning MP visited Merville Barracks in Colchester recently to understand more about the challenges presented by the unique role and international partnerships maintained by 16 Air Assault Brigade.
The Armed Forces Minister said:
“Britain’s Armed Forces are world class, and the quality and motivation of troops from 16 Air Assault Brigade is clear.
These soldiers work hard to ensure they are ready to step up at a moment’s notice as a high readiness force to support our operational commitments around the world.”
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.
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