British Military’s 2 Rifles Battlegroup arrived in Estonia this week to bolster defence forces within the nation, in assist of European safety. In a bilateral settlement between Estonia and the UK, the Battlegroup replaces the Royal Tank Regiment Battlegroup because the Agile Job Drive (ATF) and can stay in Estonia for a six-month tour of responsibility. Introduced by the British and Estonian Prime Ministers in early June, the bilateral settlement goals to: strengthen the Estonian-UK relationship; deepen integration; deter the risk from adversaries and display European solidarity.

The two Rifles Battlegroup Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Colonel William Wells commented: “We really feel privileged to have been chosen to deploy to Estonia as a part of the UK’s contribution to Jap Europe. We’re all wanting ahead to working alongside the Estonian Defence Forces in addition to different companions within the area.”


Commander Cabrit, Colonel Dai Bevan commented: “The arrival of two Rifles Battlegroup in Estonia is an additional demonstration of the UK’s assist to NATO and the safety of Europe. We’re happy so as to add to our pressure, a highly-trained and agile taskforce, who’ve a hard-won fame for skilled soldiering and excellence in shut fight.”

British Military’s 2 Rifles Battlegroup Arrives in Estonia to Strengthen European Safety

Estonia’s Minister of Defence Kalle Laanet mentioned: “The important thing to success on this sophisticated new safety setting is shut, well-functioning cooperation with Allies and that’s completely the case with the British forces in Estonia. Our forces have been in a position to be taught quite a bit from one another and we’re glad to welcome the two Rifles Battlegroup in Estonia. The management and decisive motion of the UK in shoring up the defence posture within the area may be very extremely valued in Estonia,”

The two Rifles Battlegroup is a lightweight infantry Battlegroup comprising three infantry firms, a hearth assist firm and connected artillery, engineering, logistic and medical assist parts. Mild function infantry items present a extremely agile fight pressure in a position to function on all terrains, providing reconnaissance, sniper and anti-tank capabilities. The Battlegroup can be absolutely built-in throughout the 2nd Estonian Infantry Brigade and can conduct coaching throughout the Baltic nations, Poland and Finland over the subsequent six months. Coaching will prioritise integration, agility and excessive readiness. The brand new Battlegroup replaces the outgoing Royal Tank Regiment Battlegroup which leaves Estonia following completion of 9 months on the Jap Flank supporting the NATO enhanced Ahead Presence (eFP). They have been prolonged in February 2022 when the British Prime Minister introduced that the UK would double its presence in Estonia by deploying a second battlegroup.