Commander Field Army celebrates ‘close relationship’ between British and Kenyan armed forces

Commander Field Army Ivan Jones in Kenya
Commander Field Army Lieutenant General Ivan Jones met Lt Gen Kibochi, Vice Chief of Defence Forces during his visit to Kenya. Photo: Twitter/field_army

Commander Field Army (CFA), Lieutenant General (Lt Gen) Ivan Jones CB, took the opportunity while in Kenya to meet with local Vice Chief of Defence Forces Lt Gen Kibochi, Lt Gen Walter Raria as well as key Kenyan Defence Forces personnel who enable British Army training and infrastructure in Kenya.

As well as celebrating the “close relationship” between the two countries, he praised Kenyan troops who he said “are showing remarkable professionalism and courage tackling al-Shabaab in Somalia” which British Army training teams helping them to prepare for.

Ivan Jones at BATUK
BATUK’s newly developed Fitness facilities. Photo: Facebook/BATUKOfficial

Lt Gen Jones also visited officers, soldiers, locally employed civilians and dependants whose combined efforts help train over 10,000 British troops per year and passed on his personal thanks to the BATUK team for their continued support to the training of the British Army and encouraged the continued support from all who serve at the unit.

While at Nyati Barracks, he thanked everyone for their continued support and talked of the future relationship, exercises and co-operation that enable both militaries to develop professionally.

Ivan Jones at BATUK
Commander Field Army Lieutenant General Ivan Jones addresses service personnel at BATUK’s newly developed Fitness facilities. Photo: Facebook/BATUKOfficial

On Wednesday 26 Jun, he attended the opening of the newly developed Fitness facilities at the British Army Training Unit Kenya (BATUK).

The modern state-of-the-art facilities will ensure that BATUK personnel will be operationally physical and mentally fit.

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