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You know the rules lads, to be watched on YouTube


Description in, French Latvian & Estonian SUBS in English.
You may as well get used to it, in the Légion you WILL be training with the French regulars.
French Marines and armour joined other units from NATO’s eFP Battlegroup Estonia for a live-fire exercise in Latvia.
Synopsis
French Marines and armour are currently serving with NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence Battlegroup in Estonia. A combined arms element of roughly 300 troops, including Leclerc battle tanks and infantry fighting vehicles have been part of the British-led Battlegroup since May. On 10 September 2019, they trained alongside British tanks in Ādaži, Latvia as part of Exercise Furious Hawk.

Footage includes shots of French Marines practising mechanised infantry manoeuvres; Leclerc tanks during live-fire drills, and Marine snipers practising marksmanship. Interviews with French Captain Valentin and French Lieutenant Marc
(surnames withheld for operational security, per French Armed Forces policy).
 

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You missed out the live fire (tankies) multi national live fire where the french won
I can only post what is available. Most of the NATO videos are a minute long ! Most of the time they just go and stop someone and ask him to show his kit - at least that is the impression that I get. The guy's got more pens with him than his local Librarie.

Here is one that I posted last night: (I've got a couple more on the books.)

I would like to thank the "#we are NATO" film crew for this video.
Description in English & Français.
Ever wondered what an army tanker carries in their kit bag? We are NATO caught up with one to ask.
Synopsis
What do army tankers carry in their kit bags? In this piece, the question is answered by a British tank crewman serving with the King’s Royal Hussars. His regiment is deployed with NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence Battlegroup in Estonia, led by the United Kingdom.
The footage includes soundbites from Lance Corporal Ashfield, King’s Royal Hussars of the British Army, and detailed close-ups of kit he carries in his bag.
I am certain that in his pocket he will have a compass and not only relying on his GPS.

CPers stands for captured personnel. I could not find one to show you but I can tell you what it entails :
Handling Kit which includes, but is not limited to:
Heavy duty cable tie,
Evidence bag,
Ear plugs,
Cable tie cutter,
Disposable gloves vinyl,
Eye mask,
Ink marker pen.

Basically when a person is captured, he must be isolated from his comrades.
This is so that they cannot come up with a 'plan' or some kind of story. It would not surprise me if there was a roll of duct tape in there: ear plugs and eye masks would not be enough to shut someone up. After he has been searched, his weapon must be cleared, which is why it is always beneficial to take part in these Forward Presence Battlegroups.
One good thing is to learn about the different weapons and kit that our allies use. One thing that I remarked on compared to his French counterpart, is that he did not have a side arm with him. Neither does he have night goggles, albeit they would be issued if he they were going on a night patrol.

Now if that doesn't deserve a 'like' sur YOUTUBE, than I don't know what does.
 

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That's a Yougo M 84

Allied and partner armoured units gathered in Germany for Combined Resolve, a US-led exercise.
Special thanks to the NATO Multi Media TV crew.
Description in Français, українська Slovenski, SUBS in French
Synopsis
Allied and partner armoured units gathered in Germany end September for Combined Resolve, a US-led exercise in which the 2nd Armoured Brigade Combat Team (ABCT) tested its readiness against an opposing force.
Nearly 3,500 troops spread out across the Joint Multinational Readiness Centre in Hohenfels to train. The 2nd ABCT deployed to Europe earlier this year for Exercise Defender-Europe 20, and remained there after the drills were adapted because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Participating nations included NATO member nations France, Italy, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, the United States, and NATO partner nation Ukraine. Soldiers were tested for COVID-19 prior to the beginning of the exercise to limit the potential spread of the virus. Footage includes shots of Italian (MRAP), Slovenian M 84 (MBT), Ukrainian BMP1 armored troop carrier and US armor units Bradley & Abrams, maneuvering in the field. To finish off by an interview with a Slovenian armor officer.
 

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Joe Cos, Arta plague was where we trained. 2REP 3Cie ...my 3 times company tour Djibouti. A few photos from the last outpost of the Legion in Africa at that time....
 

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I Joined the 3rd Cie a year after spending two years in Djib. A year in the swimming pool and a year down in Arta Plage. It was the most extraordinary of circumstances. The Cch who should have been detached to run the foyer in Arta broke his arm a week before. After my 4 months the CDU asked me if I wanted to stay on and work down in the Centre Amphibie...
I stayed there until I broke my fingers in Chad...
 

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Definitely not my best video, I'd advise watching it with the sound turned down really low.


Make sure that you have the SUBS available.
 

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Before sitting back and enjoying the film,
I would like to repeat my request for a thumb nail ont the St Michel - legion theme. This is going to be a biggy. It's going to contain as much as I can remember on St Michel, why the Sept. 29th, why among others the Paras are have adopted him as their patron saint. Whenever a group of winged (French - including the legion) are gathered on the day, they say Et Par St Michel... Viva les Paras!


and for a bit more encouragement, here's another, with the description :


What are the essentials of an Apache pilot’s kit?
British Army pilot ‘Jonny’ shows you.
Synopsis

Have you ever wondered what helicopter pilots carry on them? A British Army Apache AH1 pilot gives us a comprehensive look inside his kit bag.
Footage includes an interview with WO2 ‘Jonny’, an Apache pilot in the British Army, speaking about the essentials an Apache pilot carries in the cockpit as well as close-ups of items in his kit.

The British Army deployed Apaches to Estonia in April 2019 to augment NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence Battlegroup, which is led by the United Kingdom. The attack helicopters have practised integrating with multinational forces, participating in multiple exercises. The Apache’s speed, manoeuvrability and payload make it invaluable to ground operations.
 

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Here's another one to show any of the newcomers that I'm serious about the St Michel thumbnail


Nearly forgot the description

Much appreciation for this video from The NATO Muti Media TV crew.
SUBS in English, Description in Italiano & Français

Chief Major Corporal Giacomo Russo, a combat engineer with the Italian Army’s 21st Engineer Regiment (21° Reggimento Genio Guastatori), tells us what’s in his kit. Combat engineers have a wide range of responsibilities on the battlefield – from constructing fortifications and defences, to repairing infrastructure, to clearing minefields and dealing with unexploded ordnance.

Interview with Chief Major Corporal Giacomo Russo, who tells us what’s in his bag. Interview filmed during Exercise Combined Resolve 20 in Hohenfels, Germany. Participants were tested for COVID-19 prior to entering the exercise area, and abided by social distancing requirements wherever possible. Synopsis With a metal detector, combat engineers can clear minefields and detect other buried munitions.
What else does an Italian combat engineer carry in his bag?


On a personal note : I was surprised that there is no individual protection against IEDs. I have worked (doing protection) with French engineers and I can tell you that they were kitted as though they were going to the moon.
 
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