The British Army's senior light cavalry regiment have been getting recquainted with their Challenger 2 main battle tanks during a training exercise on Hohne Ranges in Germany.
Operation Herrick 15 saw them take on ground-holding roles using Warthog vehicles but it’s been 3 years since the QRH have had a chance to fire the Challenger 2 main battle tank so the exercise in Germany put them back in familiar territory.
Warrant Officer Class 1 Matt Campbell, QRH Regimental Sergeant Major, said:
It’s been fantastic to see the boys back to their core role, getting back onto the vehicles and working as crews again.
Many of the crews have new gunners and drivers so it was a great chance for them to learn their core role and bond as a fighting unit.
The British Army Training Unit Suffield in Canada is next on the agenda for the QRH as they learn to fire their tanks as part of a battle group again on Exercise Prairie Thunder.