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The British Army arrives at the Port of Corpus Christi

Posted at 10:19 PM, Feb 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-15 07:17:24-05

For 12 members of the British Army, a three-week journey came to an end when they arrived safely at the Port of Corpus Christi.

These soldiers are from England’s famed Third United Kingdom Division.

Their first order of business up docking at the Port of Corpus Christi was to unload their gear.

About 129 crates of cargo along with huge vehicles filled with supplies for training practices will soon make their way to Fort Hood in Killeen.

Many of these items were communication equipment.

“It’s held here until customs cleared and then we will be sending convoys on to the exercise area,” says British Lance Corporal Darren Court.

Staff with the British Army said it can be a real challenge to sync and stabilize their equipment with American communications.

“Sometimes we do come across problems, however, that’s what being in the army is all about,” British Army Capt. Terry Bickerstaff said. “It’s about identifying and coming up with solutions … seeking opportunities and improving how we do business and how we work alongside our American colleagues.”

British soldiers also share how completing overseas missions are a great way to improve their organizational skills as a unit.