British soldiers banned from training for snowy conditions at Norwegian base because health and safety rules deem it too COLD
British soldiers are being banned by health and safety rules from training at a military base in the Arctic circle - because it's too cold. Locals at the Allied Training Centre in Porsanger in Norway said they were stunned that while Norwegian troops were out in -25C weather, the Brits were being kept in the warm because of the army rules.
Apparently they are not allowed out if the temperature drops below -20 C. And NATO has classified temperatures below 8 degrees as "Cold winter training".
"Eight degrees in Porsanger means a fine autumn day" says The base commanding officer Lieutenant Colonel Trond Thomassen