29 Oct '13, 10am

Army Gunner Commandos and US Marines train together on tough interoperability exercise

Commando Gunners from 148 Battery, 29 Commando Regiment Royal Artillery have been putting their American counterparts to the test after working together over the summer during an intensive, high level exercise in California. 148 Battery spent the best part of a month taking part in the exercise called BURMESE CHASE. It saw the Poole-based unit travel more than 5,000 miles to the intense heat and desert-like landscape of the Camp Pendleton training area near San Diego in California to train with US Marines from the 1st ANGLICO (Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company); one of the most specialist units in the US Marine Corps. The exercise gave 29 Commando access to one of the most state-of-the-art training facilities in the world with everything from fast jets to attack helicopters at their disposal. It also gave them an opportunity to take part in mock operations with the US Mari...

Full article: http://www.army.mod.uk/news/25876.aspx

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