Friday, May 20, 2005

Gibraltar Regiment Training

The Royal Gibraltar Regiment (RGR)will be carrying out training exercise First Encounter as from Friday.

A RGR spokesman said:

“Exercise First Encounter will run from 11pm on Friday 20 May until 9am on Sunday May 22nd. The exercise is designed to test B Company (TA) in offensive operations of war as part of the Batallion’s build up to Exercise Jebel Sahara in Morocco in September. There will be blank firing in the tunnel system and Buffadero village (Sunday morning only). There will be troop movements in the Upper Rock Area, but no blank firing or explosions shall take place.”

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