30 Jun '16, 3pm
The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards confirm new role with the Jackal
The Army’s state-of-the-art Jackal armoured reconnaissance vehicles are currently being rolled out on Exercise Wessex Storm, taking place on Salisbury Plain Training area in Wiltshire. The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (SCOTS DG), who have just moved back to the UK after 40 years in Germany, equipped with Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank, are changing roles to Light Cavalry. In swapping their Challengers for the Jackal, they have undergone over nine months of intensive driver, weapon and reconnaissance training on the Jackal, which culminates in the current two-week exercise on the plain, in which they will be validated and confirmed in their new role. The Scots Dragoon Guards are joined by paired Army Reserve Regiment, The Scottish and North Irish Yeomanry (SNIY), for the Exercise. The SNIY, also a Light Cavalry Regiment, are equipped with WMIK (Weapons Mounted Installation Kit...