Tag Archives: reservists

Finn Tartan Ski 18

Unit: 105 Regt RA
Location: Austria
Date: March 2018
Activities: Skiing
On a crisp Friday morning, when most were contemplating their weekend plans, Gunners from across the UK prepared to embark east to the Austrian Alps; plans more exciting than most soldiers from 105 Regt, 101 Regt and 4 Regt RA departed from Scotland, England and Northern Ireland on Ex FINN...

Dragon Ecuadorian Odyssey

Unit: 135 Geo Sqn, 299 Para Sqn, 335 Med Evac Regt
Location: Ecuador, Cordillera Occidental Range of the Andes
Date: January 2018
Activities: Mountaineering, Rock Climbing,
Julian Assange, quinoa, the equator and volcanoes seemed to top the ‘pub quiz’ answers connected to Ecuador. So when the question: ‘Do you want to go on an expedition to Ecuador?’ was asked the obvious answer to me was ‘Yes’. As a trained geography teacher who’d never quite managed to cross...

Dragon Cinto 2017

Unit: 3rd Battalion The Royal Welsh (3 R WELSH)
Location: Vercors Region, France
Date: June 2017
Activities: Mountaineering, Rock Climbing
There’s a very good reason for the Foreign Legion having bases on the island of Corsica, it’s rugged, hot, mountainous and a challenge to all who want to operate there!  The island is traversed from Calenzana in the northwest to Conca in the southeast by the GR20, the toughest of...

Ex Ubique Finn 2016 – 71 Engineer Regiment

Unit: 71 Engr Regt
Location: Spain
Date: May 2016
Activities: Mountaineering, mountain biking, rock climbing
Exercise Ubique Finn (ID 02005) took place in the mountain regions north of Malaga between 14th-21st May 2016. Taking part in the exercise where 17 reserve troops from 71 Engineer Regiment comprising of personal from 102 (Paisley), 124 (Edinburgh) and 591 (Bangor) Squadrons. The pasty white Celtic troops travelled from...

Ex Dragon Mongolian Odyssey – 135 Geographic Squadron Royal Engineers

Unit: 135 Geographic Sqn (V)
Location: Mongolia, Tavan Bogd Mountains
Date: August 2015
Activities: Mountaineering, Trekking, Exploration
Exercise Dragon Mongolian Odyssey was a mountaineering expedition undertaken by 10 members of 42 Engineer Regiment (Geographic) to the Tavan Bogd Mountain Range on the Mongolia, China, Russian border, with the intention of qualifying junior soldiers with various mountain foundation qualifications, knowledge and experience. The location of the expedition was in...

Exercise Northern Ypres Paccard – 75 Engineer Regiment

Unit: 75 Engineer Regiment
Location: France, Italy and Switzerland in the Mont Blanc Region
Date: June 2015
Activities: Mountaineering (Summer)
A “Very Polite” Walk in the Alps – Reservists on the Tour du Mont Blanc. By Sapper Kimberly Gee and Sapper Kofi Steele (Reservists with 75 Engineer Regiment, currently studying at Manchester Metropolitan University) When presented with the opportunity to attend Ex Northern Ypres Paccard, trekking the Northern half of the Tour...