November 1st 2019

VIPs see Reservists in training

VIPs chat to Reservist

The Lord Lieutenant and High Sheriff talk to a Reservist Private from 4 Lincolnshire) Company

VIP visitors recently paid a visit to Exercise Sobraon Compass at Catterick, and witnessed the Annual Combat Marksmanship Test, amongst other Reserve training.  4 (Lincolnshire) Company, 3 Royal Anglian, Lincolnshire’s only Reserve Infantry unit, took part, along with Leicester 2 Company.


HM Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire, Mr Toby Dennis, was accompanied by the High Sheriff of Lincolnshire, Mr William Day, and the Sheriff of Lincoln, Ms Jo Rimmer.  The visitors were welcomed to Wathgill Camp, where they received a briefing from the Battalion’s Commanding Officer, Lt Col Adam Wolfe MBE, 4 Company’s Officer Commanding, Maj Mitch Pegg and the RSM, WO1 Stew Hume.

Reservist in markmanship training

Reservist training at Exercise Sobraon Compass

They then visited the ranges, where they spoke to exercising troops and observed troops practicing firing from different positions using various cover.  The Sheriff of Lincoln said afterwards, “It was a truly enjoyable day.” and that it was an honour to meet some of the Reservists.

At the same time, the recruit mentoring team were busy putting Soldiers Under Training through their paces including map-reading lessons, cooking in the field, a navigation exercise, fieldcraft and showed them trained troops under instruction to give them an insight into their future with 3 Royal Anglian.

Cleethorpes Camera Club were also invited to the day, and took the dramatic photos featured here.

Reservists training at Catterick

Reservists training in marksmanship at Catterick

For more information on Reserve training  visit Reserves.

"It was a truly enjoyable day," commented the Sheriff of Lincoln.