ARCHIVE - ARMY RESERVE

Vets taught the dog handlers how to care for their canine partners

FEBRUARY 14TH 2019

Army dog handlers sharpen their skills

The trio, all reservists with 101 Military Working Dog Squadron, were taking part in a weekend training exercise at their base in St George’s Barracks, North Luffenham. The dogs receiving first aid were life-like manikins that provided realistic training to learn first aid techniques whilst practicing them safely.  The full-size manikin dogs feature working lungs, […]

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The students and reservists in front of Army HGVs

FEBRUARY 13TH 2019

Students get a taste of military life

The students who are all studying Public Services took part in a visit to 160 (Lincoln) Transport Squadron, 158 Regiment, Royal Logistic Corps who are based at Sobraon Barracks in Lincoln. Whilst at the barracks, the students were shown the equipment used by the military including the vehicles and weapons; taught how to communicate on […]

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The Reserves who took part in the exercise

DECEMBER 18TH 2018

Year in Review: Warriors Craft

The exercise aimed to introduce the reservists to fighting with armoured vehicles.  They took part in vehicle maintenance, patrols and attacks. The exercise culminated in a final attack where the reservists undertook a light infantry role in order to support the armoured attack on an urban area. Lance Corporal James Noble, who is currently a […]

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Lance Corporal Sallyann Foster and Private Chantelle Bartlett

DECEMBER 18TH 2018

Year in Review: Field Hospital Annual Exercise

The hospital used casualty actors in order to simulate mass casualty situations, provide military specific training for the reserves before ending the task by packing the hospital away as they would at the end of an operation. Private Chantelle Bartlett who works as a Biomedical Scientist in her civilian career, explained: “The chance to do […]

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DECEMBER 18TH 2018

Year in Review: Saif Sareea III

For many of the reservists this was their first experience of taking part in an armoured exercise and for some it was their first international deployment. The exercise was split into two phases, the first let the reserves learn about the complexities involved in armoured and desert fighting, the second phase sought to test the […]

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Knife fighting!

DECEMBER 13TH 2018

The Lombardia

In a similar style to Cambrian Patrol the reservists were put through their paces in 20 different challenges whilst completing a 28 mile trek, competing against 38 different teams from nine NATO nations. Some of the challenges required the reserves to work with soldiers from other NATO nations including a night time raid with minimal […]

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The reserve detachment with Intelligence Corps Officers and local dignatires

DECEMBER 4TH 2018

Army Intelligence Battalion Seeks Soldiers In Chesterfield

Gathering intelligence is key to the Army’s success and it is the role of the Military Intelligence Analyst to gather, analyse and interpret information. As a qualified Operator you will become an expert in an assigned area, with the need to understand not just adversaries, but culture, politics and outside influencers. Intelligence Corps soldiers are […]

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NOVEMBER 22ND 2018

Armistice 100 Parade – City of Lincoln

Nearly 100 sailors, soldiers and air personnel paraded from St Martin’s Square through the historic Stonebow and Guildhall to St Benedict’s Church led by the RAF Waddington Voluntary Band to attend a wreath laying ceremony at the War Memorial. Whilst the Royal Navy and RAF contingents were made up of regular personnel, the Army contingent […]

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OCTOBER 11TH 2018

C Troop celebrates a year in Nottingham

C Troop, 210 Battery, 103 Regiment Royal Artillery was established in Nottingham last year and Warrant Officer Class 2 Jason King, aged 45, has been involved since the start. He explained: “I live nearby and couldn’t wait to assist in getting this Troop up and running. It has also given me a chance to use […]

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SEPTEMBER 7TH 2018

Veterinary surgeon takes part in Melton parade

Lieutenant Tessa Muir, aged 32, serves with 101 Military Working Dog Squadron, and was part of the mounted contingent of RAVC Officers during a parade in Melton Mowbray that marched through the streets 100 years after HM King George V awarded the RAVC’s Royal Warrant in 1918 giving the Defence Animal Centre a permeant home […]

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