Force trains with SFOR
First published in
SFOR Informer#154, December 19, 2002
From Dec. 1 to 7, 2002, the United Kingdom's Staffordshire
Regiment deployed the 1st Battalion Tactical Headquarters
and a Company of the 'Operational Reserve Force' (ORF) to
conduct a planned operational rehearsal in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The purpose of this particular deployment was to familiarise
the troops with the terrain and the procedures, overarching
the ORF deployment, in order to reach the Full Operational
Capabilities, by Feb. 1, 2003. The 1st Battalion of the Staffordshire
Regiment deployed with 150 troops together with their vehicles,
proving their ability to arrive in theatre fully mission capable
at short notice.
The operational rehearsal primarily consisted of cross-boundary
activities in conjunction with Multinational Division North
(MND N) and focused upon terrain familiarization.
These operational rehearsals, conducted periodically, are
important as they prove NATO's ability to reinforce at short
notice those forces already present in the theatre with 'Over-The-Horizon-Forces'
Nations of SFOR: UK
French & US patrol provides
hope for the future
From a 'Dynamic Response' to
a 'Joint Resolve'
Joint action to conclude Joint