Tag Archives: gibraltar

Ex Northern Sierra – 154 (Scottish) Transport Regiment RLC

Unit: 154 (Scottish) Transport Regiment RLC
Location: Spain, Andalucia
Date: May 2017
Activities: Mountain Biking
In late May 2017, after a 6 month build up period, 20 members of 154 Regiment set out from Scotland bound for Granada in Southern Spain and a week-long Mountain-biking expedition. The membership of this group represented the Regiment’s Reserve make-up in almost perfect microcosm; 6 Girls and 14...

Ex Yeoman Nautilus – 6 Army Air Corps

Unit: 6 AAC
Location: Gibraltar
Date: June 2016
Activities: Diving
After months in the planning, the fortunate few to pass the dive medical gathered to depart for Gibraltar on Ex Yeoman Nautilus 5-14 Jun 16. Capt C Tate 6 Regt AAC Having recently qualified as an Open water recreational diver, I thought nothing could be easier than getting a few guys away...

Operation Venturer Tarik – Calday Grange CCF (RN Section)

Unit: Calday Grange CCF Royal Navy Section
Location: Gibraltar
Date: October 2016
Activities: Watersports
Between 21 and 28 October 2016, nineteen Royal Navy CCF cadets (10 male and 9 female) and three staff members from Calday Grange Grammar School (Wirral, Merseyside) travelled to Gibraltar for an adventure training expedition. The expedition name comes from the MOD requirements that cadet expeds should include the word Venturer. ...

Ex Dragon Venturer Jerboa Rock – Derbyshire Army Cadet Force

Unit: Derbyshire Army Cadet Force (Mercian Regiment)
Location: Gibraltar
Date: October 2016
Activities: Caving, Diving, Sailing, Trekking, Other
Excited - the majority feelings among cadets prior to travelling, mixed with a healthy quantity of being curious, motivated, adventurous, anticipating something new, keen to get started, yet there was the inevitable sense of being apprehensive and nervous……. why? Because, for all of those chosen to join the Venture to...

The Rock 2015 – Basingstoke Sea Cadets

Unit: Basingstoke Sea Cadets
Location: Gibraltar and Western Med
Date: June 2015
Activities: Offshore Sailing
On the 28th of June 2015 Basingstoke Sea Cadets ventured out on a week’s trip to Gibraltar to complete a Competent Crew course with All Abroad Sailing Academy. The first day mainly consisted of travelling. We arrived in Gibraltar in the midday heat, which gave us an idea of the weather...

Exercise Rock Pool 2015 – HMS Collingwood

Unit: HMS Collingwood, CCF HQ, RNR Air Branch, HMNB Portsmouth
Location: Gibraltar
Date: April 2015
Activities: Diving
Ex ROCK POOL 2015 was an Adventurous Training scuba diving expedition to Gibraltar from 20 Apr to 01 May 2015 organised by Portsmouth West Sub Aqua Club (PWSAC) that is based in HMS COLLINGWOOD Fareham. The expedition was made up of both Regular and Reserve forces personnel. The aims...

Ex Northern Venturer Jebel-Tarik 2014 – Calday Grange Grammar School CCF

Unit: Calday Grange Grammar School CCF
Location: Gibraltar
Date: October 2014
Activities: Dinghy sailing, canoeing, kayaking, powerboating and water-skiing.
Between 24 and 31 October 2014, nineteen Royal Navy CCF cadets (12 male and 7 female) and three staff members from Calday Grange Grammar School (Wirral, Merseyside) travelled to Gibraltar for an adventure training expedition. The chosen expedition name, as above, is as a result of an MOD requirement that all cadet...

Ex Finn Sappersoaker 14 – 591 Indep Fd Sqn RE

Unit: 591 Independent Field Squadron Royal Engineers
Location: Gibraltar
Date: April 2014
Activities: Diving
Exercise Finn Sappersoaker 14 was a sub aqua diving expedition to Gibraltar from 30th April – 11th May taken up by members of 591 Independent Field Squadron Royal Engineers from Northern Ireland. The expedition started off with a very rough overnight stay in Gatwick terminal due to Easyjet changing their flight...

Essex Army Cadets take on the Rock

Unit: Essex Army Cadet Force
Location: Gibraltar
Date: April 2014
Activities: Caving, kayaking, rock climbing
As everybody celebrated Easter, C Company Essex Army Cadet Force commenced Exercise Dragon Venturer in Gibraltar. For 310 years Gibraltar has faced many challenges as our British Overseas Territory and for one week 40 Army Cadets and 14 instructors faced many of their own. The trip offered the cadets so much...