British Army completes training of first Somali battalion

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Read: 627     17:23     25 March 2020    

The first Somali National Army (SNA) battalion to be trained by the British Army gradated on 18 March.

 


“Over 400 SNA soldiers have been trained over 12 months forming the first battalion,” the UK Embassy in Somalia announced the following day. “At the graduation ceremony the UK handed over a military barrack that will house up to 450 Somali troops and act as the military headquarters for the 8th Brigade in South West State.”

South West State is one of Somalia’s six federal states. The new barracks is located in Baidoa, the capital of Bay region.

“Covid permitting, our ambition is to have a fully formed UK-trained brigade within a year,” UK Ambassador Ben Fender said in a tweet.

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British Army completes training of first Somali battalion

2020/03/1585139961.jpg
Read: 628     17:23     25 March 2020    

The first Somali National Army (SNA) battalion to be trained by the British Army gradated on 18 March.

 


“Over 400 SNA soldiers have been trained over 12 months forming the first battalion,” the UK Embassy in Somalia announced the following day. “At the graduation ceremony the UK handed over a military barrack that will house up to 450 Somali troops and act as the military headquarters for the 8th Brigade in South West State.”

South West State is one of Somalia’s six federal states. The new barracks is located in Baidoa, the capital of Bay region.

“Covid permitting, our ambition is to have a fully formed UK-trained brigade within a year,” UK Ambassador Ben Fender said in a tweet.

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