The Army has taken command of the military’s counter Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) team from the Royal Air Force.

The team’s skills played a key role in decontaminating Salisbury following the attack with the nerve agent Novichok last year.

An estimated 600-800 specially trained military personnel, including the Joint CBRN Task Force, were involved in the clean-up, named ‘Operation Morlop’.

28 Engineer Regiment has been re-formed to become the lead for counter Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear activity from Monday.

It will work with Falcon Squadron and 27 Squadron RAF Regiment’s CBRN specialists based at RAF Honington.

Falcon Squadron is the British Army’s only mounted counter-CBRN unit and is a sub-unit of 22 Engineer Regiment.

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