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Finn Sappersoaker 2017 – 71 Engr Regt

Unit: 71 Engr Regt
Location: Belize
Date: April 2017
Activities: Canoeing, diving
“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever” - Jacques Yves Cousteau 27 soldiers from 71 Royal Engineer Regiment have completed a two week multi activity expedition to Belize. Meeting in Heathrow on Easter Monday 2017 after travelling from Northern Ireland and Scotland, 12 divers...

Ex Northern Backcountry Sapper – 39 Engineer Regiment + 71 Engineer Regiment

Unit: 39 Engineer Regiment, 71 Engineer Regiment
Location: Banff National Park, Canada
Date: March 2016
Activities: Skiing
Potential candidates were warned from the start that Ex BACKCOUNTRY SAPPER 16 was to be an Adventurous Training expedition unlike any other.  ‘This will not be a jolly.’ the email read and whilst that may have been enough to put many others off, it only appealed to me further.  Headed...

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...

Ex Dragon Diver 2 – British Army

Unit: MTMC
Location: Canary Islands
Date: May 2015
Activities: Diving
MTMC (Mission Training and Mobilisation Centre) based in Nottingham and Lydd, took part in their annual diving expedition from 08 to 22 May 2015 on Exercise Dragon Diver 2. This was an expedition to two of the Canary Islands, Fuerteventura and Tenerife. Planning for the expedition started in Oct 2014, novice...

Northern Blue Merlin – Army Training Unit (North East)

Unit: Army Training Unit (North East)
Location: Lanzarote
Date: September 2014
Activities: Scuba diving
Over 5th – 12th September 2014, a team 9 of divers, consisting of 7 members of Army Training Unit (North East), a member of 170 Royal Engineers and our Sub-Aqua Diving Supervisor, a Royal Signals WO who is currently working at the Royal Artillery Barracks, Larkhill, undertook an adventure training expedition...

Exercise Somme Dragon IX – HQ Clwyd & Gwynedd Army Cadet Force

Unit: Rossett Platoon, HQ Clwyd & Gwynedd Army Cadet Force
Location: Somme, France & Ypres, Belgium
Date: June 2014
Activities: Trekking
Exercise Somme Dragon IX, generously supported by the Ulysses Trust and the Berlin Infantry Brigade Military Trust Fund, deployed for France on the 28th of June.  Led by Capt Mervyn Jones, Platoon Commander Rossett Platoon, Clwyd and Gwynedd ACF, 32 Cadets from Albuhera Coy aimed to honour those who made...

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...