The marines from the Royal Marines Commando arrived during the night in RIBs with a reconnaissance unit and were received by Swedish Home Guard soldiers from the 354th Intelligence Company.
“We were received just as you would wish to be received and we’re very thankful”, says one British marine. “We’re looking forward to working with the Swedes”.
Following reconnaissance and preparations, the soldiers proceeded towards Oskarshamn airport.
The JEF, i.e. the Joint Expeditionary Force is an international cooperation network. The Swedish Armed Forces has been a member of the JEF since 2017. There are 9 additional members except for Sweden. The purpose of the JEF is to enable members to act quickly together, e.g. when the security in the Baltic Sea region is challenged.