Britain beefs up Europes defence as army puts tanks on red alert

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British Army chiefs are moving more ammunition and supplies into Europe and ensuring tanks and armoured vehicles are ready in case they are needed to defend Europe, the Daily Express has learned.

Troops based in Sennelager, Germany, are quietly maintaining and “holding equipment at high readiness” so that if war broke out between NATO and Russia, troops could be flown in and the tanks moved within hours.

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He said: “This also demonstrates the UK’s absolute commitment to NATO.

“I do, absolutely. We are here for the next 20 years.

“We were here as long as we are needed by NATO, as long as the British army is still requires us which is an absolute must.

“This place will reach a finite capacity and it goes without saying.

“The British Army is very seriously looking at storing and sustaining war stocks on the continent of Europe. I think we’re going to see an increasingly important role in the storage of ammunition.

“Because we have old facilities here that can be reactivated and the storage of equipment packs, combat supplies, in terms of food and other supplies already stored here so that we don’t have to break it out and transport it across the Channel.

“If I had to sum this base up, it’s all about command and control, a forward presence, a training base, it’s all about the storage of armour and equipment held at readiness, and the storage of war stocks, supplies, ammunition, rations, medical equipment.”

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