Roughly 2,000 personnel from various nations participated in the sixth edition of Exercise Noble Partner held in Georgia.

Soldiers from countries such as the UK, US, Georgia, Sweden and Japan were trained in complex climatic and topographical environments as part of an integrated NATO force.

More than 100 UK soldiers primarily from the 82 Squadron, 13 Air Assault Support Regiment Royal Logistic Corps took part in the military drills.

The contingent based in Colchester, UK, which is the second-largest visiting military group after the US regiment, provided tactical training to Bulgarian, Greek, Romanian, Moldovan and Georgian armed forces personnel.  

Headed by Major Matthews, the British regiment served as a light infantry group for the exercise.

The regiment also worked on a three-day training schedule to offer a comprehensive urban operations package.

Major Matthews said: “We are a logistic squadron by trade and this isn’t our day job, but it fits nicely into the ‘soldier first’ ethos that the army has embraced.

“To be able to integrate at a soldier level with so many other partner nations has been extremely beneficial.”

Georgian Defence Forces chief major general Matiashvili said: “The dynamics of this exercise strengthens our defence for the Black Sea catchment.

“I extend my gratitude to Nato and its partners for this important support to improve Georgia’s position in defence.”

According to The British Army , the latest exercise on Nato’s eastern flank displayed its capability to deploy quickly overseas.