All British Army Reservists are expected to attend a 2 week camp every year. This may be a course required by their career path,an opportunity to support wider Army activity or their unit’s ACT (Annual Continuous Training). In the past we have enjoyed camps as diverse as refurbishing and improving a Scottish zoo, Combat Engineering in Germany and construction tasks in Cyprus. This year was a return to combat engineering skills along with enabling support skill-sets in Wales and Southern England.
During week 1 our Combat Engineers focused on demolitions and water supply, preparing for week 2. There was also communications training for the C3S (Command, Control & Communication) command vehicle crews and training on and familiarisation with a number of vehicles for our drivers. All this activity filled the days while preparations for the weekend beach assault and bridge build demo onto Weymouth Beach took place in the evenings.
Meanwhile our Plant Operators were busy demolishing and clearing a site on Caerwent Training Area to assist with future training for the wider British Army. A great opportunity for our Plant Ops to refresh their skills whilst working on a real and meaningful task you can see the video here.
Of course none of this would happen without the supporting elements of the Regiment. Background administration was carried out by our clerks (members of the AGC-Adjutant General’s Corps) and excellent food, no matter what the conditions, by our chefs.
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