Troops in Salisbury in one of Europe's largest military exercises

British troops have taken part in one of Europe's largest military exercises with nearly 12,000 personnel from across 17 nations attending Salisbury Plain.

Exercise Joint Warrior sees forces from around the world gather together to share strategies and take part in different training scenarios. 

As part of the programme, UK soldiers were involved in a live demonstration held at Salisbury Plain Training Area, in Wiltshire, today with the Joint Expeditionary Force.

They conducted urban combat operations with air support provided by Chinooks, Wildcat helicopters and Tornado jets.

Forces involved in the live demonstration, attended by the Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson, included troops from the UK Parachute Regiment, the Danish Jutland Dragoon Regiment, the Lithuanian 'Iron Wolf' Brigade and the Latvian Mechanised Infantry Brigade.

All three British armed forces were incorporated in the exercises and 16 other countries were involved including Norway, Denmark, Estonia, the Netherlands, and the US.

The bi-annual exercise provides NATO allies and partner nations with the opportunity to train together across air, land, and sea.

Exercise Joint Warrior also hosted non-NATO partners such as Australia, Finland and Sweden and runs from April 21 to May 4.

British troops pose for a photograph as they take part in a live demonstration held at Salisbury Plain Training Area, in Wiltshire, today

British troops pose for a photograph as they take part in a live demonstration held at Salisbury Plain Training Area, in Wiltshire, today

The soldiers conducted urban combat operations as part of various training scenarios demonstrated within the exercise

The soldiers conducted urban combat operations as part of various training scenarios demonstrated within the exercise

Forces involved in the live demonstration included troops from the UK Parachute Regiment, the Danish Jutland Dragoon Regiment, the Lithuanian 'Iron Wolf' Brigade and the Latvian Mechanised Infantry Brigade

Forces involved in the live demonstration included troops

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