Soldiers from 3rd Battalion The Royal Welsh take part in urban warfare training at Nesscliff Training Area.

Reservists from 3rd Battalion The Royal Welsh have been sharpening their military skills on domestic soil after their planned overseas tour was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The unit, Wales’ only Reserve infantry battalion, was booked to travel to Slovenia this year but had to amend their schedule as part of Exercise Dragon Reset.

Currently based at Hightown Barracks in Wrexham for their annual deployment exercise (ADE), the soldiers are being challenged with an urban operations assault task at Nesscliff Training Area.

They have completed a broad package of marksmanship training and section-level urban skills with the ADE culminating with a demanding section patrol competition in the Clwydian mountain ranges of North Wales.

Concurrently, the battalion has delivered several courses including communications and information signals training and an endurance training leader, progressing Reservists in their Army careers.

This essential training will build upon and develop their skill sets, enabling them to deploy on exercise and operations, both in the UK and overseas, in support of and alongside their Regular colleagues in 1st Battalion The Royal Welsh and the wider Field Army.