British Army CQB Training

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The second instalment on Close Quarters Combat training the British Army delivers to it's troops in Afghanistan. This video focuses on the tension and physical reactions to the experience and rapid decision-making required whilst in a close quarter fight in a counter insurgency campaign. Not everyone you encounter will be enemy, but you need to be ready if it is. Though this doesn't happen for British Forces these days it is still mandatory training for those troops going out on the ground in Helmand. The troops featured in this video are from the Irish Guards, who are forming the Brigade Operations Company for Herrick 18. They are using the SA-80 A2 with underslung grenade launcher and the L129A1 Sharpshooter Rifle. Some drills may have been omitted for security and brevity purposes.

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