Tag Archives: malta

Ex Dragon Gozo Eagle – various British Army units

Unit: 580 Sqn, 157 Regt RLC. SSW, MOD A Block
Location: Gozo, Malta
Date: June 2016
Activities: Diving
On the 4th June 2016 11 divers set off for the small Island of Gozo. The expedition was made up of various ranks from Private to Captain, all of whom were looking forward to progressing their diver training, refresh their skills or just get back in the water. My participation on...

Ex Cockney Abyss – 106 Regt RA

Unit: 106 Regt RA
Location: Malta
Date: April 2016
Activities: Diving
Following the 2016 Easter period, 106 Regiment Royal Artillery travelled to sunny Malta to commence Exercise Cockney Abyss, a SCUBA diving expedition aimed at developing competency and confidence in the sub aqua discipline. Nine troops enjoyed a challenging and rewarding endeavour in which they were able to develop their diving...

Ex Maltese Mission – Cambridge University Air Squadron

Unit: Cambridge University Air Squadron
Location: Malta
Date: March 2016
Activities: Diving
Day 1 saw a total of 8 members of Cambridge University Air Squadron (CUAS), travel to Malta for Exercise Maltese Mission after meeting at Cambridge Headquarters at an early time of 03:30 before heading to Luton Airport for the flight to Malta. After about an hour's delay due to fog...

Ex Northern Gozo – 32 Signal Regiment

Unit: 32 Signal Regiment
Location: Malta
Date: October 2016
Activities: Diving, Mountaineering, Rock Climbing
Exercise Northern Gozo was an extremely successful level 3 Adventure Training exercise to the beautiful island of Malta, for 14 Officers and soldiers from 32 Signal Regiment. The aim of the exercise was to undertake two one week foundation level courses in Rock Climbing and Sub Aqua Diving, to continue to...

Ex Submerged Battlefield (Dragon) – Army Training Unit (West Midlands)

Unit: ATU(WM)
Location: Malta
Date: August 2015
Activities: Diving
“Oh, I could never do that…I can’t even bear to put my face underwater.” Curious to know who had commented on Justin Maker’s near perfect forward roll into the blue waters of the Mediterranean, I turned round to see a middle-aged British tourist sitting with two of her friends on the...

Ex Dragon Valetta 30 Nov – 10 Dec 2013

Unit: 143X and 49X
Location: Malta
Date: November 2013
Activities: Rock Climbing
In the first week of December I was fortunate enough to attend adventure training Exercise DRAGON VALETTA in Malta with personnel from 143 (West Midlands) Brigade.  Malta is a beautiful island pushing it’s way up from the Mediterranean, with some great opportunities for both rock climbing and open water diving...

1404 – ‘Aquatic Endeavour’ – Island Of Gozo, Malta

Unit: Cambridge University Air Squadron
Location: Island of Gozo, Malta
Date: April 2013
Activities: Sub Aqua Diving
During 8-15 April 2013, Cambridge University Air Squadron deployed to the Island of Gozo, Malta, to undertake an intensive 1-week course of British Sub Aqua Club dive training. 13 students, accompanied by 3 instructors participated in the Exercise, with the bulk of the planning and logistics undertaken by the students....