Image Cache: Eat your heart out, Star Wars. This long-exposure photo shows British Army soldiers being taught how to use the L12A2 para-flare during a training mission earlier this year. It’s quite something to look at.
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The hand held device shoots bright, rocket propelled flares high up into the sky in order to signal the position of troops in an emergency. Because of the tiny — but still potentially dangerous — rocket inside, the training is important.