Japan-U.K. Bilateral Exercise “Vigilant Isles”


From September 29th to October 24th, 2019, the JGSDF participated in the Vigilant Isles 19 field training exercise in the U.K. alongside the British Army at Garelochhead Training Camp, Strone Camp, and in the Loch Ewe area.

Approx. 20 members of the JGSDF including members of the JGSDF Fuji School participated in the reconnaissance exercise.

It was the first time the JGSDF dispatched a training unit to the U.K.

This exercise provided an opportunity for the MOD and JSDF to strengthen defense cooperation between Japan and the U.K.

Credit: Japanese Ministry of Defence