Harry makes date with troops in Arctic Circle
Published on 3 February 2019
The Duke of Sussex will be spending this Valentine’s Day in the Arctic Circle with Royal Marines.
Harry will spend his first February 14 as a married man thousands of miles away from the Duchess of Sussex.
He will be meeting troops who are being trained in survival in one of the world’s most demanding environments as part of Exercise Clockwork in north Norway.
Set 200 miles (322km) inside the Arctic Circle, more than 16,000 Royal Marines and Royal Navy sailors and airmen have taken part since 1969.
Harry’s visit marks the 50th anniversary of Commando Helicopter Force and Joint Helicopter Command deploying to Bardufoss in Norway.
Military personnel are taught how to survive, operate and fight in the sub-zero conditions and gain experience of operating aircraft in severe cold weather and mountainous environments.
The multinational exercise, hosted by the Norwegian Armed Forces, comprises Environmental Flying Qualifications, Cold Weather Survival, Tent Group Commander and Snow and Ice Driving Courses.