Bear Grylls drills British commando forces in Norway

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Photographer: PO Phot Ethell - UK MOD © Crown copyright 2022 MOD News Licence.

Honorary Colonel and TV adventurer Bear Grylls OBE visited UK commando forces in Norway this week meeting ranks partaking in extreme cold weather training.

The Honorary Colonel visited the Skjold training area and took part in the UK commando’s extreme cold weather training during Ex CETUS 22.

Bear spent time with 3 Commando Brigade on their 3 week Cold Weather Warfare Course and conducted ice breaker drills in a frozen lake.

After jumping in a frozen lake the former soldier said:

“Im not going to lie, it’s not warm.”

The former British Special Forces soldier met up with the Basic Ski Instructors Course at Malselv and the then assisted Commando Logistics Regiment with vehicle recovery.

3 Commando Brigade is a commando formation of the British Armed Forces and the main field formation of the Royal Marines.

Its personnel are predominantly Royal Marines, supported by units of Royal Engineers, Royal Artillery, and the Fleet Air Arm, together with other Commando Qualified sailors, soldiers and airmen.

Bear Grylls has become known worldwide as one of the most recognised faces of survival and outdoor adventure. Bear trained from a young age in martial arts and went on to spend three years as a soldier in the British Special Forces, as part of 21 SAS Regiment.

It was here that Bear perfected many of the survival skills that his fans all over the world enjoy as he pits himself against the worst of Mother Nature.

Despite a free-fall parachuting accident in Africa, where he broke his back in three places and endured many months in and out of military rehabilitation, Grylls recovered and went on to become one of the youngest climbers ever to reach the summit of Mount Everest.

Photographer: PO Phot Si Ethell UK MOD © Crown copyright 2022

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