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British troops staying sharp in Kabul

May 10, 2011

British soldiers based at Camp Alamo in Kabul have found a new way to stay fit.

The men from the Embedded Training Team – who share the camp with members of the Afghan National Army – have been getting some extra self-defence training, using dummy knives to hone their reflexes.

“It’s very physical, and because of the temperature, it’s hard work,” said Warrant Officer Class 2 (WO2) Andy Nolan of the Light Dragoons. “Even when you get stabbed with a rubber knife, it still stings a bit!”

The classes are based on courses run by the French Foreign Legion.

Click on the image below to view a short film about WO2 Nolan and his unique fitness training routine on go to our UK Forces Afghanistan You Tube page to view this and many other videos.

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