News, 2nd Battalion, Exercises, NATO | 13 February 2024

2nd Battalion Demonstrate Ability to Rapidly Deploy

More than 160 Army vehicles could be seen on Rutland’s country roads recently when 2nd Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment (2 R Anglian) practised a NATO Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF) call out.

Rutland-based 2 R Anglian is part of the spearhead NATO VJTF land forces – the alliance’s highest-readiness element. It can deploy within days anywhere in the world in support of NATO allies.

NATO created the task force in 2014 after Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea. It was first deployed in 2022 for the collective defence of the Alliance after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Find out more on the Army website
NATO Very High Readiness Joint Task Force Royal Anglian Soldiers
NATO Very High Readiness Joint Task Force Royal Anglian Soldiers
NATO Very High Readiness Joint Task Force Royal Anglian Soldiers

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