Sky News understands that a number of ‘no-deal’ war games will be held by the UK armed forces with a cross-government exercise planned for next month.
Soldiers will make up the bulk of 3,500 military personnel on standby for ‘no-deal’ duties.
The head civil servant of the Ministry of Defence told staff in an internal note seen by Sky News that they had made preparations the department’s ‘highest priority’.
A spokesman for the MoD said ‘our national and international commitments would be unaffected by a no-deal Brexit’ and no overseas operations would be affected in terms of troops being asked to return.
SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more videos: http://www.youtube.com/skynews
Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/skynews and https://twitter.com/skynewsbreak
Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skynews
Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/skynews
For more content go to http://news.sky.com and download our apps: