So, to be clear.
BATUS. British Army Training Unit Suffield.
This is commonly known as camp crowfoot and is the accommodation part for exercising troops from the UK. It has various unit stores, cookhouse and NAAFI and TES equipment is issued from there. It leads up to the dustbowl where you park your vehicle’s once you have had them issued to you from the maint area/workshops/ hangers next to the main road, the 884.
Also, in the workshop /hanger area, is the OPFOR HQ and operating base, and the Range safety hangers and Building. The wash down backs onto this area, then a road leads to the dustbowl and various routes (Rattlesnake being the main one) take you out onto the area.
Across the 884 is CFB Suffield, this is the main G1 to 9 hub for everything to do with BATUS.
It houses all BATUS permanent staff and all OPFOR troops and also houses BATUS HQ and permanent command set up, it also has the Sgts and Off mess there. The post office, cafe (gag and puke) and numerous other buildings and office are also located there.
In the training area, there is an out of bounds area which is the Canadian Mil Research area… used to be called DRES I think …This is also admin’ed from CFB.
Wainwright did have a very small contingent of British troops there in the summer months, and more would arrive in the winter months when it became the winter maint team base for 6 months for all BATUS vehicles requiring baseline repairs. It also had a small Adventure Training staff team there for BATUS permanent staff there. The maint team was a temp posting for 4 to 6 months only.
BATUS vehicles go through various colour changes at various times as per the BATUS commanders descretion… Sand, sand green etc etc …same for OPFOR vehicles.
OPFOR vehicles at Warminster battle school are sand and green, similar to BATUS but Warminster ones do not have the ZAP numbers painted on them.
Also, BATUS isn’t British territory…it’s just leased from the Canadian government with a joint understanding for training, Canadian forces use it from time to time, but it was originally leased by the UK as the only large scale area where you could life fire exercise at all arms Battleground level …