Ex Cerberus 22 is the British Military’s largest area train of 2022 with practically 3500 troops and as much as 800 autos concerned. It is usually the Military’s largest train on the continent for over a decade. The big-scale command publish train, Ex Cerberus 22 is going down in Germany aimed toward confirming that the 5 British Military brigade headquarters that sit throughout the division are prepared for operations. It sees the train, beforehand held within the UK on Salisbury Plain Coaching Space, transfer to its new central European location to check its capacity transfer personnel and gear on a big scale and to function in an expeditionary setting somewhat than being near residence.

Colonel Owain Luke, Chief of Workers, Headquarters third United Kingdom Division (3 (UK) Div) who’re working the train mentioned: “We’ve deployed right here to Germany to make use of the Land Regional Hub at Sennelager, which has additionally acted as an actual check of our capacity to deploy forces to the continent at pace. Along with British brigades on the train. we’re additionally joined by the third Brigade Fight Crew from the American 1st Cavalry Division. This train can be about constructing our interoperability with U.S. Forces in addition to aligning with NATO procedures and dealing beneath Headquarters Allied Speedy Response Corps. The primary goal of Cerberus 22 is to check, validate and help readiness of the 5 brigade headquarters: 16 Air Assault Brigade Fight Crew, 12 Armoured Brigade Fight Crew, seventh Mild Mechanised Brigade Fight Crew, 101 Operational Sustainment Brigade, and 1st Aviation Brigade Fight Crew.”


British Military’s autos disembark as a part of the deployment of personnel and gear on Train Cerberus 22. (British Military/ Crown Copyright)

3 (UK) Div is the UK’s combating Division and as such can convey to bear the appreciable firepower and focus the drive, which incorporates: reconnaissance, armoured cavalry; armoured and mechanised infantry, aviation, artillery, engineers, and logistics; in what’s known as ‘the complete spectrum’ of warfighting functionality. Concentrating on continuous fight readiness, 3 (UK) Div stands by to guard the UK, its folks and challenge affect as a world class Military. A few of the gear getting used is already based mostly in Germany which permits us to offer a extra fast response which additional highlighting the significance of Sennelager and surrounding hubs.

Attending to Germany for the train was fairly a activity and concerned motion by land, sea and air. The division flew to Celle in Germany by RAF A400 plane after which onwards to Sennelager by German CH53 Sikorsky heavy raise helicopters whereas its autos and gear moved by sea. Squadron Chief Gordon Summers is the RAF’s consultant inside 3 (UK) Div as such liable for the tactical insert by air of troops and gear from the UK to Germany. The Brigades are being examined in a sensible state of affairs towards a peer adversary with the divisional headquarters in general command. Above them, the British led NATO Allied Speedy Response Corps (ARRC) will present general NATO command and management over the train emphasising the significance of the NATO alliance and demonstrating the true scale of the deployment.

British Army’s Five Brigade Headquarters Take Part in Exercise Cerberus 22
British Military’s autos disembark as a part of the deployment of personnel and gear on Train Cerberus 22.(British Military/ Crown Copyright)