Two nurses from Shropshire have begun a fortnight’s army training in Germany.
Spinal injuries sister Rebecca Warren and theatre nurse Margot McCrone are members of the Territorial Army with 202 (Midlands) Field Hospital.
They normally work at the The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
However, since 8 September, they have been working alongside US and German army officers on a medical field training exercise entitled Exercise RHINO SERPENT.
During their two weeks in Germany, they will be specifically practising medical evacuations.
They also aim to build and work in a field hospital, treating the exercise as if they were in a war zone. The construction is intended to take just five days.
Ms Warren said: “What I’m most looking forward to is building the field hospital, as it’s something I’ve never tried before and it will be a great experience.”
Both are hoping to gain new skills, which they can bring back and use at work.