35,000 Soldiers Will Take Part In NATO Military Drill Across Norway The Largest The Country Has Seen Since The Cold War

BRITISH Army soldiers led international forces in a simulated battle as part of the biggest NATO war games for more than 30 years.

The colossal show of strength in Norway assembled troops, aircraft and vehicles to send a message about NATO's ability to work together and strike in the event of a large-scale war.

img alt=" A soldier shooting during Trident Juncture - the largest NATO training exercise for over 30 years which ended on Wednesday in Norway" data-src="https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/NINTCHDBPICT000446800887-e1541723729553.jpg?w={width}" data-credit="Getty Images - Getty" data-sizes="auto" data-img="https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/NINTCHDBPICT000446800887-e1541723729553.jpg?strip=all&w=960" height="1991" width="3040""> A soldier shooting during Trident Juncture - the largest NATO training exercise for over 30 years which ended on Wednesday in Norway
A soldier shooting during Trident Juncture - the largest NATO training exercise for over 30 years which ended on Wednesday in Norway

British Army vehicles travelled from Scotland to Norway to take part in the war games, which kicked off with the UK leading a fake firefight against enemy forces played by Norwegian, German and Swedish soldiers.

The overall training exercise named "Trident Juncture" began on October 25 and ended on Wednesday.

Over 50,000 troops took part, supported by 10,000 tanks and trucks as 250 aircraft flew overhead.

Admiral Lord West previously told The Sun Online: "We have done exercises in Norway over a long period of time, because of the days of the Soviet Union we knew that one of the attacks would be to take the northern part of Norway to allow their assets in the peninsula out to sea.

img alt=" More than 50,000 troops from 31 countries took part in the vast war games" data-src="https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/NINTCHDBPICT000446800714-e1541723823309.jpg?w={width}" data-credit="Getty Images - Getty" data-sizes="auto" data-img="https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/NINTCHDBPICT000446800714-e1541723823309.jpg?strip=all&w=960" height="1520" width="2310""> More than 50,000 troops from 31 countries took part in the vast war games
More than 50,000 troops from 31 countries took part in the vast war games
img alt=" NATO flexed its military muscle with massive numbers of armoured vehicles being assembled in the Scandinavian nation" data-src="https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/NINTCHDBPICT000446579209.jpg?w={width}" data-credit="" data-sizes="auto" data-img="https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/NINTCHDBPICT000446579209.jpg?strip=all&w=960" height="2484" width="3500""> NATO flexed its military muscle with massive numbers of armoured vehicles being assembled in the Scandinavian nation
NATO flexed its military muscle with massive numbers of armoured vehicles being assembled in the Scandinavian nation
img alt=" Military personnel were put through their paces in temperatures as low as -27C" data-src="https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/NINTCHDBPICT000446800861-e1541724060651.jpg?w={width}" data-credit="Getty Images - Getty" data-sizes="auto" data-img="https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/NINTCHDBPICT000446800861-e1541724060651.jpg?strip=all&w=960" height="3340" width="5139""> Military personnel were put through their paces in temperatures as low as -27C
Military personnel were put through their paces in temperatures as low as -27C
img alt=" Two Polish tank crews fire flares into the air, to simulate a shot fired against enemy armour, during the live exercise in Elval, Norway" data-src="https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/NINTCHDBPICT000446800843-e1541724189364.jpg?w={width}" data-credit="Getty Images - Getty" data-sizes="auto" data-img="https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/NINTCHDBPICT000446800843-e1541724189364.jpg?strip=all&w=960" height="3043" width="4652""> Two Polish tank crews fire flares into the air, to simulate a shot fired against enemy armour, during the live exercise in Elval, Norway
Two Polish tank crews fire flares into the air, to simulate a shot fired against enemy armour, during the live exercise in Elval, Norway

"But doing a larger one now, and making people aware of it, is because Russia is doing a lot of things to destabilise the region.

"I don't think this is like the Cold War. But there has to be some concern about some of the things Putin has done and looking out for the territory of our friends like Norway is very important.

"It's showing that NATO will look after the countries that are a part of it and won't let them get picked off and that we have an interest in the Arctic."

Stretching from the Baltic Sea to Iceland, military manoeuvres were practised close to Russia, which itself held a huge military drill last month.

img alt=" Flames burst from the barrel as a British soldier from Anzio Company of the Duke of Lancaster Regiment fires his heavy machine gun" data-src="https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/NINTCHDBPICT000446800709-e1541724289920.jpg?w={width}" data-credit="Getty Images - Getty" data-sizes="auto" data-img="https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/NINTCHDBPICT000446800709-e1541724289920.jpg?strip=all&w=960" height="3302" width="5121""> Flames burst from the barrel as a British soldier from Anzio Company of the Duke of Lancaster Regiment fires his heavy machine gun
Flames burst from the barrel as a British soldier from Anzio Company of the Duke of Lancaster Regiment fires his heavy machine gun
img alt=" A street sign warning of the impending battle" data-src="https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/NINTCHDBPICT000446800883-e1541724355848.jpg?w={width}" data-credit="Getty Images - Getty" data-sizes="auto" data-img="https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/NINTCHDBPICT000446800883-e1541724355848.jpg?strip=all&w=960" height="3356" width="4897""> A street sign warning of the impending battle
A street sign warning of the impending battle
img alt=" Leopard II tank rumbling down the residential roads of Norway" data-src="https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/NINTCHDBPICT000446800876-e1541724438730.jpg?w={width}" data-credit="Getty Images - Getty" data-sizes="auto" data-img="https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/NINTCHDBPICT000446800876-e1541724438730.jpg?strip=all&w=960" height="3434" width="5292""> Leopard II tank rumbling down the residential roads of Norway
Leopard II tank rumbling down the residential roads of Norway

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Relations between the West and the Kremlin hit a new low after the Skripal poisonings as well the Russian annexation of Crimea and heightened cyber attacks across Europe.

The NATO exercises played out a hypothetical scenario that involved restoring the Scandinavian country's sovereignty after an attack by a "fictitious aggressor".

In September, Russia held its biggest manoeuvres since 1981, called Vostok-2018, mobilising 300,000 troops in a show of force close to China's border which included joint drills with the Chinese and Mongolian armies.


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