On Monday (8 October), a team of seven from the British Army Training Unit Kenya (BATUK) Firm Base moved from Nanyuki to Forward Operating Base TWIGA where they took the opportunity to join with delivery team training.
A forward operating base (FOB) is any secured forward military position, commonly a military base, that is used to support tactical operations. A FOB may or may not contain an airfield, hospital, or other facilities.
The purpose of the visit was to learn more about the training and discover what makes Exercise Askari Storm the gold standard for light role forces.
These training exercises are designed to prepare British Light Role Forces for future commitments through the delivery of arduous, expeditionary and challenging training.
Following a tour from the Training Wing, detailing key locations, capabilities and the standards to be achieved by the exercising troops, the visitors spent a night under the stars.
The next morning, the Irish Guards demonstrated an execution of the Combined Arms Live Fire Exercise.
According to BATUK’s Facebook page: “The visit was thoroughly enjoyed by the personnel that took part. All BATUK employees are highly recommended to seize this opportunity should the Training Wing have the capacity to run further events in the future.”