WATCH : British army deploy flares during night training in stunning video

April 5, 2016 | by | 0 Comments

This is the spectacular moment British soldiers lit up the night sky with a stunning display of flares.

There are currently around 1,600 members of the armed forces out in the Middle-East taking part in the biggest exercise in a decade.

Troops from the Royal Logistics Corps demonstrated the awesome ability of the flares, known as shamoolies, which are used to illuminate the enemy in combat.

A number of flares were left off in unison sending blinding streaks of white light criss-crossing the desert sky.

‘Exercise Shamal Storm’, which is taking place in Jordan, has been planned to test whether the British Armed Forces could successfully mobilise in the event of a full-scale military operation.

The stunning images were shot by photographer David Hedges.

He said: “As 30 flares were shot into the night sky, it was a brief delay before the landscape was thrown into a bright light, illuminating the rough mountainous terrain surrounding the British camp.”

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