Force Protection unit from 132 Airwing (BodÝ):
Article can be found here: http://www.mil.no/ovelser/cr10/start...ticleID=194147 (Norwegian only)
Edit: Notice the MP7? Or am I just tired?
Cold Response 2010
- Excercise Cold Response 10 runs from February 17th until March 4th.
- Around 8500 soldiers from 14 nations will participate.
- The main focus of the land operations will take place between Setermoen and Bjerkvik in Northern Norway. In addition, there will be naval and air activity in the Troms region and parts of Nordland in Northern Norway.
- About 1000 Special Forces soldiers will participate.
PICTURES (HIGH RES ETC.) CAN BE FOUND HERE:
If everyone contributes, we'll end up with one hell of a thread.
First official picture in the media archive is up:
CV9030N at Setermoen in the winter sun.
Royal Navy and Royal Marines:
Awesome pics fellas. Hope more are coming
awsome pics, but damn i hate this weather !
Some more photos, all of these are from Forsvarets Media Archive.
The view from the road between Bjerkvik and Setermoen.
CV90 from TMBN during Cold Response 2010.
Soldiers from TMBN in the back of a CV90.
Soldiers from TMBN during the winter exercise.
CV90 at Setermoen.
This is going slowly. I believe that there are some small problems with their media archive, because sometimes they want me to log in, sometimes I see the ones already posted and sometimes it says "No files at this location". Other than that, not much news or media out yet.
If you are really interested, you could always read an article about "Avalanche Hunters":
Also, the Swedes got their own dedicated CR2010 page, with a few pictures and some storys that doesn't make any sense unless you are Swedish
Royal Marines' Amphibious Assault
3 Commando Brigade Royal Marines (3 Cdo Bde RM) with support elements from the Dutch and USMC forces carried out an Amphibious landing on the peninsular of Trondenes, Harstad, Norway.
In a matter of twenty minutes the beach head was secure with all elements landed and moving inland.
The Landings began from HMS Albion and RFA Mounts Bay after midday with a small contingent of Royal Marines coming ashore in Offshore Raiding Crafts (ORCís). They were then followed by Landing Craft Vehicle Personnel (LCVP) which carried the main body of seventy troops from Zulu Company 45 Commando Royal Marines. During the Landings the Marines had over head support from the Lynxís Helicopters of 847 Sqn, and the Seaking Helicopters of 845 Sqn, Commando Helicopter Force Royal Marines. Also during the landings the Guns of 7 (Sphinx) Commando Light Battery Royal Artillery were brought ashore by air and sea in the larger Landing Craft Utility (LCU).
This is not the end of the training for the troops; the deployment continues into late February and early March with Exercise Cold Response that brings together 10 allied countries in the amphibious role.
Heh, more interesting then the Winter Olympics! Cool pics!