You may have read something about NATO battlegroups but do you know what they get up to day-to-day? Take a look.
At the 2016 NATO Summit in Warsaw, Allies agreed to establish an enhanced Forward Presence in the eastern part of the Alliance. This was in response to Russia’s use of military force against Ukraine. Today, there are four multinational NATO battlegroups – in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland. The battlegroups operate in concert with national home defence forces. Men and women in uniform from over 20 Allies serve, train and exercise together. They represent solidarity and the strong unity of the Alliance.
Footage includes an interview with enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) Battlegroup Poland Commander Lt Col Craig Broyles, footage of various countries working together in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland.
— TEXT ON SCREEN —
WHAT GOES ON AT A NATO BATTLEGROUP?
—SOUNDBITE IN ENGLISH—
LT COL CRAIG BROYLES eFP Battlegroup Poland Commander
“What we do on a daily basis is we train together.
We’ll go out to the range, we shoot, we practise.
We really practise working together.
Because in NATO, it’s important that each nation can operate alone.
But we never fight alone.
Our biggest focus is really understanding how each other work. Making sure we can communicate with each other and that we fight together as a team.
Everything we prepare for is defensive in nature.”
Dark World (underscore) by Lee Groves, Peter George Marett
This media asset is free for editorial broadcast, print, online and radio use. It is restricted for use for other purposes.