- Title: First NATO troops arrive to Romania for wide-scale military exercise
- Date: 1st June 2017
- Summary: GIURGIU, ROMANIA (JUNE 1, 2017) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF BRITISH ARMY VEHICLES CROSSING BORDER INTO ROMANIA FROM BULGARIA BULGARIAN, EU AND ROMANIAN FLAGS (SOUNDBITE) (English) HEAD OF NOBILE JUMP 2017 EXERCISE, MAJOR GENERAL IAN CAVE, SAYING: "In order to have a credible collective defence, we need to exercise across allied territory. So whilst this is the first time this particular set of exercises is taking place in Romania the desired effect is to practice the ability to deliver to our politicians the capability that they have requested of us." VARIOUS OF SOLDIERS WAITING AT BORDER CONTROL CHECKPOINT (SOUNDBITE) (English) HEAD OF NOBILE JUMP 2017 EXERCISE, MAJOR GENERAL IAN CAVE, SAYING: "We are testing ourselves to prove to ourselves in order to reassure ourselves that we can meet the tasks that have been placed on us by the political leadership of the alliance." VARIOUS OF SOLDIERS DURING BORDER CONTROL BRITISH AND ROMANIAN MILITARY VEHICLES ROMANIAN SOLDIER ROMANIAN SOLDIER STANDING IN HATCH OF VEHICLE VARIOUS OF VEHICLES DRIVING
- Embargoed: 15th June 2017 11:25
- Keywords: Romania NATO Britian military exercise
- Location: GIURGIU, ROMANIA
- City: GIURGIU, ROMANIA
- Country: Romania
- Topics: NATO,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA0016JG52K9
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: The first troops of NATO's Joint Task Force (VJTF) arrived in Romania on Thursday (June 1) to take part in NATO's largest military exercise this year, called Noble Jump.
Over the next days, convoys carrying troops will be crossing into Romania from Bulgaria en route to Cincu exercise grounds.
2000 NATO soldiers from Britain, Germany, The Netherlands, Spain, Poland, Norway, Albania, Bulgaria and an equal number of Romanian troops will take part Noble Jump 2017.
Soldiers from the UK's 20 Armoured Brigade were among the first to arrive in Romania on Thursday.
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