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Canada, BATUS, Alberta

Northern Ireland
Canada Photos

The prairie of Alberta has provided an opportunity for two types of large-scale training for the British Army. The British Army Training Unit Suffield or BATUS is an organisation situated on one of the most sparsely populated areas of the Alberta plain. It is an area so remote that even individual trees are marked on the maps! BATUS is equipped with a full compliment of Challenger tanks and Warrior Armoured Personnel Carriers (APC). Each year a Regiment is sent to Canada for six months to play the part of the 'enemy' for the other six Regiments that are there to train each year. I had the chance to experience Canada whilst with 2LI; we also undertook some outdoor pursuit activities in the Rocky Mountains as you can see by the photos.