Jersey Field Squadron (Militia) played host to its colleagues and parent unit of The Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers (Militia) on the weekend of the 23rd/24th of July. Our mainland Army Reservists had to leave a day early (on the Friday morning) to allow for travel time but all agreed it was worth it for a sunny weekend on The Channel Islands.
Whilst most visitors may look forward to playing on the beach with a bucket and spade our soldiers swapped that out for JCB buckets, shovels and power tools as they tackled a community construction task to improve the facilities at the Jersey Scout Centre.
Excellent hosts, Jersey Field Squadron (Militia) ensured that the weather was as warm and sunny as hoped for, providing excellent conditions for both the work and tans. As ever our chefs provided the quality fuel for all this work as well as something to help soak up an evening exploring Jersey’s nightlife!
The R Mon RE(M) prides itself on a ‘work hard, play hard’ ethos so, with the construction task attacked with gusto there was also a chance to show the Island a bit of British military fitness training with a simulated ‘gun run’ laid on by our PTIs (Physical Training Instructors)
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