It’s that time again – Galloway welcomes Operation Joint Warrior

The large bi-annual military exercise, Operation Joint Warrior, is taking place across Galloway and other parts of Scotland this and next week, involving the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Airforce.

Exercise Joint Warrior will run fromSaturday 11 April until Friday 24 April and will feature 55 war ships and submarines, 70 aircraft and around 13,000 personnel from 13 participating countries.

There will be significant naval and aerial activity off the West and East coast of Scotland, including amphibious landings on the West coast.

You will notice heightened military presence on the region’s roads and harbours throughout the operation as well as low-flying aircraft.