The British Invade Fort Drum


NATO forces move in to clear out enemy army and insurgents.  

Yes, they're members of the 10th Mountain Division, but they're not alone. 

With them is the 1st Battalion Rifles, British Army. 

It has been cold, which is why they're here. 

"Operating in a snowy environment wearing snowshoes, clearing through dense forested areas is something you can't really replicate in Britain," said Lt. Jack Brown, 1st Battalion Rifles, British Army.

"The British guys, they move very, very carefully, they have rifles pointed in every direction," said Capt. Jonathan Roselle, 4-31st Infantry, 2nd BCT. 

The Brits and Americans side by side.

It has happened before and probably will again.

"It is unlikely that any nation will go to war on their own anymore and we need to be able to operate together," said Brown.

But with two forces side by side, even if they're friendly, is there a little competition?"

"There's always going to be a bit of bantering. That's what soldiering's all about at the end of the day," said Cpl. Anthony Chevrier, 1st Battalion Rifles, British Army.

Of course 200 years ago, the British and Americans fought each other here in the north country in the War of 1812.

"We joked around about that a little bit. We told them Sackets Harbor is right over there where we beat them the second time," said Roselle.

If there's a next time, it'll likely be the Brits and Americans beating someone else.

Saturday, December 3, 2016
, Watertown, NY

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