British Army

Royal Anglian Regiment Take to the Ranges for the Machine Gun Cadre

Soldiers from 2nd Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment have recently spent some time on Salisbury Plain training on support weapons.

They spent a week on base conducting ‘skill-at-arms’ weapons handling before putting it all into practice on the ranges.

Training was on the General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG), the Heavy Machine Gun (HMG) and the Grenade Machine Gun (GMG).

The Royal Anglian Regiment was formed in 1964 as one of the new large infantry regiments, through the amalgamation of the regiments of the East Anglia Brigade.

The Regiment is one of the most operationally experienced in the Army today, retaining very close links with the 10 counties of East Anglia and the East Midlands that it represents.

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