South Scotland

In pictures: Exercise Joint Warrior in Dumfries and Galloway

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The south west of Scotland has been the scene of part of a UK-led military exercise.

Exercise Joint Warrior is usually held twice a year, in spring and autumn, but will only take place once in 2018.

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Warships, aircraft and thousands of personnel are taking part.

Some of them have been at Dalbeattie and Dundrennan in Dumfries and Galloway as part of the exercise.

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It runs until 4 May and involves more than 11,600 military personnel from 17 nations.

The Ministry of Defence said the training scenarios would involve counter-terrorism and anti-smuggling activity, information warfare and evacuation operations.

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