Wattisham troops lead international exercise

British Army Apache Attack Helicopters from Wattish Flying Station arrive at the forward air refueling point at Hohenfels Training Area, Germany during Exercise Swift Response. ANL-150209-104226001
British Army Apache Attack Helicopters from Wattish Flying Station arrive at the forward air refueling point at Hohenfels Training Area, Germany during Exercise Swift Response. ANL-150209-104226001

The British Army’s Apache attack helicopters are taking part in multi-national exercise in Germany.

Three Regiment Army Air Corps, based in Wattisham Flying Station, is on Exercise Swift Response, the largest exercise for NATO’s rapid reaction forces in Europe since the end of the Cold War.

Some 4,800 soldiers from 11 countries are training together. The unit is leading a joint helicopter force of some 280 soldiers and six helicopters flying in support of ground troops.