Hundreds of UK troops deploy on Exercise Trident Juncture

The British Army’s 4th Infantry Brigade HQ is deploying to command UK Reconnaissance, Infantry, Combat and Logistic Support units alongside a Danish battlegroup and a Polish Mechanised Infantry Company – photo: MoD Crown Copyright 2018 ©
A column of British Army support vehicles crossing from Germany to Denmark on their way to Norway – photo: MoD Crown Copyright 2018 ©
A driver from the convoy packet cleans the underneath of the vehicle to decontaminate it before driving to Norway – photo: MoD Crown Copyright 2018 ©

On 10 October hundreds of UK troops arrived in The Netherlands as part of an epic 2,500km road move to Norway for Exercise Trident Juncture, NATO’s flagship exercise in 2018. In Norway, UK Armed Forces personnel will contribute to the large-scale and complex exercise which will test NATO’s most important founding principle of collective defence in an Article 5 scenario – when an attack on one is an attack on all. With some 150 aircraft, 40,000 participants and 10,000 vehicles, this is the largest collective defence exercise NATO has seen in over a decade.