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British and American Sappers Build Runway Together

News ArticleBritish and American Sappers Build Runway Together

British and American airborne engineers have worked together to develop their key skills of building and repairing runways.

Exercise Pegasus Gaul has seen 23 Parachute Engineer Regiment training with the US Army’s 37th Brigade Engineer Battalion and 173rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion.
The soldiers familiarised themselves with each other’s equipment and techniques, before working together to build a temporary landing strip at Rock Barracks in Woodbridge.

The week-long training is part of improving the ability of 16 Air Assault Brigade and the US Army’s 82nd Airborne Division, which both serve as their respective armies’ rapid reaction forces, to deploy as a joint force in response to international crises.