Troopers from 1st Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment (1 YORKS) have been delivering Shaped Unit Coaching on Operation TURUS, in help of the African Federation of Nigeria, within the ongoing effort to fight extremist organisations within the north-east of Nigeria and Lake Chad Basin. A staff of 15 troopers from Alma Firm 1 YORKS, who’re primarily based in Catterick, have been delivering Part Rural Contact and Fundamental Battlefield Casualty Drills coaching to Nigeria’s 174 Battalion, offering troopers with first-line main well being care abilities important for operations previous to their deployment within the Lake Chad Basin in September. That is solely the second time Op TURUS has delivered this type of coaching and it has been a powerful success.

Captain Hughes, the officer in control of coaching, defined, “The troopers of 174 Bn are extremely enthusiastic and produce inexhaustive power and good humour to their coaching. It’s sobering to contemplate the intensive nature of the coaching these troopers obtain previous to going through Boko Haram on operations, nevertheless it’s very rewarding to know the talents we’ve imparted may save a life within the years to return.As an expertise for our personal troopers, one among whom has solely left the UK as soon as earlier than, its proved to be extremely difficult nevertheless it’s a incredible alternative to point out that we will make a significant contribution to peacekeeping efforts within the area.”


British Military Yorkshire Regiment Ship Important Coaching in Nigeria

The 1 YORKS troopers have needed to grasp the complexities of managing threat every day; testing abilities realized throughout their very own pre-deployment coaching on the hills of North Yorkshire, whereas working 700km away from Op TURUS Headquarters. In addition they welcomed the Commander of Op TURUS, Colonel Neil Wright MBE, who took command in Could this yr. The staff have stayed all through in purpose-built lodging, funded by the Battle, Stability and Safety Fund, alongside the Nigerian employees members. This inclusive atmosphere demonstrates the optimistic relationship between UK and Nigeria that Op TURUS has skilled since its institution in 2014, and the shut dwelling situations have additionally afforded some aggressive spirit with every day cooking competitions between the Nigerian and UK troops, utilizing solely what is out there in a 10-man ration pack.

The Yorkshire Regiment (14th/fifteenth, nineteenth and thirty third/76th Foot) (abbreviated YORKS) is an infantry regiment of the British Military, created by the amalgamation of three historic regiments in 2006. It misplaced one battalion as a part of the Military 2020 defence overview. The regiment’s recruitment space covers the ceremonial counties of the East Driving of Yorkshire, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire; areas close to Barnsley are recruitment space for the Rifles. The regiment’s formation was introduced on 16 December 2004 by Geoff Hoon and Common Sir Mike Jackson as a part of the restructuring of the infantry. It was shaped from the merger of three common battalions, plus a reserve battalion.