Cpl Dodsley and Cpl Clark

APRIL 15TH 2019

Nottinghamshire Reservists lift their way to the National Championships

Corporal Robert Clark and Corporal Craig Dodsley both serve in 4 Mercian and entered the Army Powerlifting Championships in March and despite a lack of competition experience both will now go on to compete at the British Drug Free Powerlifting Association National Championships in May. Cpl Craig Dodsley said: “We didn’t know what to expect […]

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APRIL 15TH 2019

Lincoln Reservists pushed out of their comfort zone during professional development weekend

Reservists from 160 Transport Squadron, 158 Regiment RLC, spent the weekend developing professional skills by taking part in a conflict study and then taking on several challenges that were designed to take them out of their comfort zone and make them work together as a team. Maj Jim Hicks MBE said: “Weekends like this are […]

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The students taking part in a command task

APRIL 8TH 2019

Boston students enjoy lesson in Army life

Fifty students attended the action-packed day organised by the Army Training Regiment (Grantham) at Prince William of Gloucester Barracks, Grantham. The young people who were all aged between 13 and 16 years completed a series of tasks that tested their teamwork, discipline, leadership and team spirit to the limit – all key attributes for a […]

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VIP visit to Lincolnshire Reserves

The Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Marc Jones, and the Chief Constable of Lincolnshire, Bill Skelly, visited 4 (Lincolnshire) Company, 3rd Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment. This gave them an opportunity to get a better understanding of what the Reserves do and how working together can benefit both organisations. The Chief Constable inspected the soldiers […]

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


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


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


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


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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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!


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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