Tag Archives: reservist

Cockney Abyss Three 2019

Unit: 106 Regt Royal Artilley
Location: Malta
Date: November 2019
Activities: Diving
In November 2019, soldiers from 106 Regt RA deployed to Malta on Exercise Cockney Abyss 3 in order to gain BSAC scuba diving qualifications through the MOD Approved Centre Dive Deep Blue and follow on our programme of introducing soldiers to the sport of scuba diving. Some of the team had...

Black Skyfall 19 2019

Unit: 4 PARA
Location: USA, Elsinore, California
Date: October 2019
Activities: Parachuting, Parapenting
Military personnel require mental and physical robustness to withstand the rigours of military life and specifically, operational tours such as Afghanistan or Iraq. Adventurous Training (AT) is the only way in which the fundamental risk of the unknown can be used to introduce the necessary level of fear to develop...

Tiger Dalmatian 2019

Unit: 3 PWRR
Location: Croatia
Date: October 2019
Activities: Mountaineering, Rock Climbing

On the 19th October 2019 the Third Battalion, the Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment, alongside members of the First Battalion the Anglian Regiment mounted a unified Queen’s Division Rock Climbing Expedition in Croatia. The aim of this expedition was to build bonds between the division and also deliver a...

Freefall Fougasse 19 2019

Unit: 42 Engr Regt (Geo)
Location: Skydive Eloy, Arizona
Date: October 2019
Activities: Parachuting, Parapenting.
In October 2019, we supported 6 Reservists to take part in a parachuting exercise. The aim of the exercise was to provide a mentally challenging and physically demanding two week parachuting course where moral courage and leadership would be tested. One of the participants describes the experience: A big thank you...

Northern Scapa Tartan 2019

Unit: 51st Highland, 7th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland
Location: Scotland - Orkney
Date: October 2019
Activities: Diving
2019 was a significant year for several reasons.  One of the biggest in the SCUBA Diving Calendar was the Centenary of the scuttling of the German High Seas Fleet in Scapa Flow after the end of the First World War.  This was marked with events throughout the year including the...

Asian Adventure II 2019

Unit: BRNC Dartmouth / RNR Air Branch Reservist
Location: Brunei and Malaysia (Borneo)
Date: September 2019
Activities: Diving
EXPEDITION AIMS AND THE DIVING TEAM: Lt Cdr Jez Spring RNR, a Leadership Instructor based at Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, has just returned from leading a sub-aqua diving expedition on the island of Borneo.  EX ASIAN ADVENTURE II (28 September - 13 October 2019) was the most ambitious Adventurous Training...

Cockney Enduro 2 2019

Location: France - Southern from the Alps to Nice
Date: September 2019
Activities: Mountain Biking
Exercise COCKNEY ENDURO 2 (CE2) was a Unit Mountain Biking Expedition conducted in the high-altitude splendour of the Haute Alpes in Southern France, on routes following the final section of the Grand Route Chemins du Soleil (‘Path of the Sun’) descending from the mountainous and remote Verdon National Park through...

National Royal Naval Reserve Sailing Expedition 2019

Unit: HMS Wildfire
Location: Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
Date: October 2019
Activities: Sailing
The Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) unit, HMS WILDFIRE, has been conducting sailing expeditions for the past 10 years during which 30 members of the Ship’s Company have benefitted from essential navigational, boat handling, seamanship, team building and leadership training. This training has become particularly pertinent given the confirmation that RNR...

(Tiger) Kazbegi-Bugle 2019

Unit: 6 RIFLES
Location: Georgia, Caucus, ITVO Juta
Date: August 2019
Activities: Trekking, Exploring
On Sunday the 12th of August 14 Riflemen from across 6 Rifles plus two external instructors flew from Heathrow Airport to deploy on Ex Kazbegi-Bugle, a summer mountaineering T3 AT Expedition to the Georgian Caucus. The aim of the expedition was to deliver the Summer Mountaineering Foundation qualification to the...

Finn Kanata 2019

Unit: Northern Ireland Garrison Support Unit
Location: Canada
Date: September 2019
Activities: Other, Multi
The Concept: In October 2018, the Regimental Administration Officer (RAO) for Northern Ireland Garrison Support Unit, Major J Swanson MBE, aspired to organise an Adventurous Training (AT) package to the Rocky Mountains, Alberta, Canada. His aim was to promote cohesion and develop the soldiers within the unit through level 3 AT...

Dragon Mongolian Odyssey 2019

Unit: 42 Engineer Regiment (Geographic)
Location: Mongolia
Date: August 2019
Activities: Mountaineering, Rock Climbing
Genghis (or Chinggis) Khan was a strong leader, powerful diplomat and seasoned traveller according to most Mongolians, who revere him. In the west and the Islamic world the view tends to focus on some of his more negative attributes. Focusing on the positives you soon realise that Genghis Khan had...

Northern High Sierra 2 2019

Unit: 156 Regiment RLC
Location: United States - Sierra Nevada Mountains
Date: August 2019
Activities: Trekking, Exploring,
In August 2019, eleven Army Reservists from 156 Regiment RLC, a Reserve supply regiment based in Liverpool, conducted an arduous adventure training expedition through the Sierra Nevada mountains in California.  Classified as a high risk and remote expedition by the Army’s Adventurous Training Group, this represented a real physical, mental...

Dragon Barbarian Odyssey 3 2019

Unit: 159 Regt RLC
Location: Gibraltar
Date: September 2019
Activities: Diving
On Wednesday 18th September 2019, the advanced party for Exercise Barbarian Odyssey 3, a 159 Regt RLC diving expedition, arrived in Gibraltar during early afternoon following a 2½ Hour flight from London Heathrow. The advanced party were there to complete an initial recce and other key activities in preparation for the...

Finn Glacier 19 2019

Unit: 152(NI) Regt RLC
Location: France, Chamonix
Date: June 2019
Activities: Mountaineering, Rock Climbing, Trekking, Exploring, Other, Multi,
Exercise FINN GLACIER 19 was a 152 (North Irish) Regiment Type 3 mountaineering expedition to Chamonix, France, which was undertaken during the period 14 – 23 Jun 19. The proposed 9 Day training programme was delivered mainly as forecast within the JSATFA. Activities included a two day Alpine Mountaineering expedition...

Magma Fox 2019

Unit: Queens Own Yeomanry
Location: Icelandic Highlands
Date: July 2019
Activities: Trekking, Exploring, Other, Multi
Exercise Magma Fox ; 15,786ft descended, 15,626ft climbed, 170km ridden, 7 riders, 6 days, 1 Iceland. Iceland’s Volcanoes, synonymous with destruction, danger and death  - all three narrowly avoided thanks to sound instruction, a great guide and a smidge of good luck! (oh, and a strategically located man catching tree). Team Fox...

Alpine Torch 2019

Unit: AGC(ETS) Mountaineering Assocation
Location: Mt Blanc/Gran Paradiso - France/Italy
Date: June 2019
Activities: Mountaineering, Rock Climbing
On 7 Jun 19, 8 members of the AGC(ETS) deployed on a 9-day expedition to climb Mt Blanc in France. The aim of the expedition was to summit Mt Blanc, develop the next generation of AGC(ETS) mountaineers to participate in large-scale Army/Joint mountaineering expeditions in the future, and to highlight...

3 Peaks 2019

Unit: HMS Wildfire
Location: UK - Ben Nevis/Scafell/Snowdon
Date: August 2019
Activities: Mountaineering, Rock Climbing
HMS WILDFIRE wanted to offer an Adventurous Training (AT) opportunity to members of its ships company where they could be introduced to mountaineering whilst being in a safe environment, and at the same time resulting in a sense of achievement. The Three Peaks is a widely known challenge on well navigated...

Northern Dolomite Serpent 2019

Unit: 207 Field Hospital
Location: Dolomites, Italy
Date: August 2019
Activities: Mountaineering, Rock Climbing
  In August 2019, 15 members of 207 Field Hospital travelled from Manchester to the Dolomite mountains, Italy. With the grant from Ulysses Trust, the option to participate was open to all members of the unit, encouraging junior ranks to take part. A group of three mountain leader instructors, a physio,...