News story: Queen's Royal Hussars on Hohne Ranges

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Ministry of Defence said:
The Queen’s Royal Hussars (QRH), part of 20th Armoured Brigade, had a number of different roles while deployed on operations in Afghanistan.
Operation Herrick 15 saw them take on ground-holding roles using Warthog vehicles but it’s been 3 years since the QRH have had a chance to fire the Challenger 2 main battle tank so the exercise in Germany put them back in familiar territory.
Warrant Officer Class 1 Matt Campbell, QRH Regimental Sergeant Major, said:
It’s been fantastic to see the boys back to their core role, getting back onto the vehicles and working as crews again.

A view down the barrel of the Challenger 2 main battle tank's 120-millimetre-calibre gun [Picture: Corporal Ross Fernie RLC, Crown copyright]
Many of the crews have new gunners and drivers so it was a great chance for them to learn their core role and bond as a fighting unit.
The British Army Training Unit Suffield in Canada is next on the agenda for the QRH as they learn to fire their tanks as part of a battle group again on Exercise Prairie Thunder.

A member of the Queen's Royal Hussars in a Challenger 2 main battle tank [Picture: Corporal Ross Fernie RLC, Crown copyright]

Members of the Queen's Royal Hussars preparing ammunition for the tank manoeuvres on Hohne Ranges [Picture: Corporal Ross Fernie RLC, Crown copyright]

The Challenger 2 main battle tank has a maximum speed of 59 kilometres per hour [Picture: Corporal Ross Fernie RLC, Crown copyright|

The Challenger 2 main battle tank in action on Hohne Ranges [Picture: Corporal Ross Fernie RLC, Crown copyright]


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