British troops have taken part in Exercise Vigilant Knife, an exercise with the Swedish and Finnish armed forces.
The Ministry of Defense said the exercise offered a boost to “interoperability” as both Sweden and Finland seek to join NATO.
The command post exercise took place in Rovaniemi and Rovajarvi in northern Finland between 29 August and 2 September.
It was organized against the backdrop of the war in Ukraine, which has sharpened minds across Europe about security on the continent in the face of Russian aggression.
Defense Secretary Ben Wallace said: “While there is war in Europe, it is more important than ever to strengthen our international partnerships.
“We welcome Finland and Sweden’s application to join NATO and will continue to exercise together because we are ready to meet shared security challenges.
“Exercise Vigilant Knife is an invaluable opportunity for UK personnel to develop their fighting skills and experience in cold weather conditions, enabling them to be effective on the battlefield alongside their Finnish and Swedish counterparts.”