The first Regimental weekend since lockdown took place recently and was conducted in a relaxed but proficient military manner. The busy weekend was planned to cover categories such as Corp Competency Training (CCT) which is PNCO preparation. The first Ex CAMBRIAN PATROL training of the year, MATTs training, Driver and Plant training all supported by the Regimental Support Arms with the Chefs supplying the usual hearty meals to keep the Regiment fully fuelled.
The weekend in Monmouth started with the Soldier Conditioning Review (SCR). This is a basic fitness assessment to gauge an individual’s overall fitness during a number of exercises.
This was then followed by Battlefield Casualty Drills and Counter Biological Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) training.
Next up was Counter Explosive Ordnance training, reinforcing the dangers that legacy mines and UXO could pose whilst in specific operational environments overseas.
In addition to all this the CCT and those taking part in the Cambrian Patrol completed an Annual Fitness Test (a loaded 6-mile march with weight and weapon) on Sunday morning around the local area. Over in Bovington training area Plant operators were hard at work staying current and competent on their plant vehicles but also supporting the whole training area infrastructure at the same time.
Finally, there was enough time in the programme to recap on the order process.
The new Honorary Colonel, Col Ian Thompson returned to the Regiment for the first time since taking on his role and was delighted to be able to present 2 sappers with their first promotions (to LCpl), congratulations to the new JNCOs.
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