British troops deploying to Mali on a United Nations peacekeeping mission later this year reached a "significant" training milestone this summer. Over 14 days, soldiers from the Light Dragoons and 2 Royal Anglian joined together for the first time on Salisbury Plain to start preparing for the mission. It marks the beginning of months of training for the troops who will practise their reconnaissance skills, as well as intelligence gathering, patrols and medical evacuation. The soldiers will act as the Long-Range Reconnaissance Task Group to the UN Peacekeeping operation MINUSMA.
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