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The Skripals and the unusual timing of Chemical warfare exercises near Salisbury

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Troops from 40 Commando, based at Norton Manor, near Taunton, joined the country’s leading experts in Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear warfare to make sure they could cope in a worst-case scenario. February 2018 to March 2018

A couple of links and snips for you to peruse;

“Toxic storm for Royal Marines in major chemical exercise. 06/03/2018. Royal Marines donned gas masks for three weeks as they tested Britain’s ability to fight in the event of a … Which is where Exercise Toxic Dagger – the largest of its kind in the UK – comes in, involving Public Health England, the Atomic Weapons ..”

” The three-week exercise included company-level attacks and various CBRN scenarios based on the latest threats for ultimate realism, such as a raid on a suspected chemical weapons lab.

It climaxes with a full-scale exercise involving government and industry scientists and more than 300 military personnel, including the RAF Regiment and the RM Band Service – casualty treatment was a key part of the Salisbury Plain exercise.

A chemical decontamination area was set up not merely to treat ‘polluted’ commandos, but also any wounded prisoners they may have brought in; once cleansed, casualties can be treated in field/regular hospitals….” https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/news-and-latest-activity/news/2018/march/06/180306-toxic-storm-for-royal-marines-in-major-chemical-exercise

And the wording on the whole article is in the past AND present tense but here is the past Exercise TOXIC DAGGER – the sharp end of chemical warfare – GOV.UK

Feb 20, 2018 – 40 Commando Royal Marines and The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) have staged the UK’s biggest annual exercise to prepare troops for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) operations. Exercise TOXIC DAGGER is supported by Dstl, along with Public Health … https://www.gov.uk/government/news/exercise-toxic-dagger-the-sharp-end-of-chemical-warfare

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April 6, 2018 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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