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News: Army and RAF step up training for close quarters combat

Soldiers are relearning their urban warfare skills in a new course launched this week at Copehill Down, Salisbury Plain, while a newly built RAF training facility for recruits at RAF Halton has been officially opened, tried and tested by the RAF's Assistant Chief of Staff (ACOS) for Training, Air Commodore Russell La Forte. Army Urban Operators Instructors Course, Copehill Down The new Urban Operators Instructors Course at Copehill Down will train close to 100 military instructors a year across all arms. The instructors can then go back to their units and teach the tactics at platoon and section level. Designed specifically for soldiers who are already instructors, the course is the first of its kind to give a formal qualification. Field Training Unit officer Major Mark Suddaby, of the Royal Regiment of Scotland, explained: "As we move beyond Operation HERRICK, as we are g...

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