Tag Archives: reserves

Yeoman Amphibian 2017 – Royal Yeomanry & Queen’s Own Yeomanry

Unit: Royal Yeomanry, Queen's Own Yeomanry
Location: UK
Date: June 2017
Activities: Sailing, running
It was to the beat of Welsh drums that the RNLI Lifeboat led Ajax and 13 other boats out of the harbour to the start line of the Three Peaks Yacht Race, while several hundred spectators watched the spectacle from across the broad Barmouth sands. The Three Peaks is the original...

Ex Castle Adventure 17 – 104 Bn REME

Unit: 104 Bn REME
Location: Peru
Date: March 2017
Activities: Trekking
26th March 2017, 14 regular and reserve personnel from 104Bn REME embarked on an expedition to Machu Picchu in Peru. The following 14 days were an odyssey of lost boarding cards, inexplicable bag searches, contraband tent pegs, a naked man in the airport and mountains. Lots of mountains. The journey...

Ex Cockney Phoenix Fall – British Army Reserves

Unit: 71 Y Sig Regt, 14 Sig Regt (EW), 16 Sig Regt
Location: Lake Elsinore, California, USA
Date: October 2016
Activities: Parachuting, Parapenting
It was a crisp October morning as we headed down to Netheravon to meet the rest of the exped participants and collect our parachuting equipment.  This would be the first time we would all meet as the exped comprised of both Regulars and Reservists from 3, 14, 16, 37 &...

Ex Shamrock Glacier – 2nd Battalion, Royal Irish Regiment

Unit: 2 R Irish
Location: France, Chamonix
Date: August 2016
Activities: Mountaineering, rock climbing, white water rafting, mountain biking
Report written by Lt NJW Richmond C Coy 2 R IRISH The aim of Joint Service Adventurous Training is set out as follows; “to promote, through the conduct of arduous outdoor activities with exposure to hardship and danger, the Army’s core values, leadership, teamwork and other qualities necessary to enhance the...

Ex Red Wyvern – 165 & 17 Port and Maritime Regiments

Unit: 165 & 19 Port and Maritime Regt
Location: Red Sea, Egypt
Date: January 2016
Activities: Diving
Ex Red Wyvern was an overseas Exped to the Red Sea in Egypt, operating on a dive liveaboard vessel that not only acted as a diving platform, but provided us all our accommodation and real life support needs. The Exped was mainly comprised of Reserve and Regular Soldiers from 165...

Ex Calo Biralo – 101 Engineer Regiment

Unit: 101 (City of London) Engineer Regiment (EOD)
Location: Annapurna region of Nepal
Date: January 2016
Activities: Trekking, White Water Rafting
Ex Calo Biralo 2016, which saw 19 Members of 101 (City of London) Engineer Regiment (EOD) and their instructors travel to the Himalayas of central Nepal and trek the much revered Annapurna Circuit. Its aim; to test the group both physically and mentally in an arduous environment culminating in...

Ex Georgian Bugle – 6 Rifles

Unit: 6 Rifles
Location: Adjara Region of Georgia
Date: September 2015
Activities: Trekking
Exercise GEORGIAN BUGLE was 6 RIFLES and the British Military’s first adventure training expedition to Georgia.  This came about as 6 RIFLES have been given the Defence Engagement role for the South Caucasus's which include Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan. As the Expedition Leader I went out to Georgia in May 15...

Ex Dragon Jerboa Plunge – HQ 7 Inf Bde and 3 PWRR

Unit: HQ 7 Inf Bde and 3 PWRR
Location: Egypt
Date: September 2015
Activities: Diving
The seven day diving expedition was based in Marsa Nakari, Egypt.  We were a group of ten personnel which included regular, reserve and civilian SADS from Harrogate.  The expedition ranged in ability from novice diver undertaking the BSAC Ocean Diver qualification to Open Water Instructor trainers.  The main objective of...

Exercise Dragon Corse – 203 (Welsh) Field Hospital

Unit: 203 (Welsh) Field Hospital
Location: France
Date: July 2015
Activities: Mountaineering (Summer)
The aim of Exercise DRAGON CORSE was for members of 203 Fd Hosp to complete the northern half of the GR20 high altitude route in Corsica. Putting 16 Officer's and Soldiers under pressure while conducting arduous physical and mental adventurous training and develop leadership outside of their normal comfort zones. The...

Exercise Flanders March 2014 – HMS Calliope

Unit: HMS Calliope, HMS Ceres, HMS Scotia
Location: Ypres, Belgium
Date: May 2014
Activities: Trekking
The Exercise, attended yearly, provides reservists with expedition training and the opportunity to develop and enhance command, leadership and teamwork skills.  The 100 km march is physically demanding, with the reservists being required to complete 30 km, 40 km and 30 km marches on each day of the weekend in...

Exercise Cockney Arctic Odyssey – Combined Service Reservists

Unit: Combined Services
Location: Sweden
Date: March 2014
Activities: Nordic Skiing
‘Cockney Arctic Odyssey’ was an adventurous training expedition sponsored and paid for by the Ulysses Trust.  It was organised by Sqn Ldr Jonathan White and LSgt. Barnes and involved 7 members of the HAC and a Lieutenant from the RNR. The expedition leader with the requisite adventurous training qualifications was...