SOLDIERS from Tidworth based Y and W Companies, First Fusiliers have been honing their dismounted infantry skills during a two-week field firing battle camp in Thetford, Norfolk. As well as training up to platoon and company strength live attacks by day and night, the Fusiliers have also been firing the new Glock pistol and training on the latest infantry thermal imagery sighting systems. In addition, the Fusiliers have been practising shooting whilst wearing the new chemical, biological, radioactive and nuclear (CBRN) protective equipment.
The Kings Royal Hussars battlegroup have completed their battle camp in Canada and are returning to UK and some well-earned leave.
There is much speculation about deployments to Poland in September, talking to soldiers from around the garrison, there is an expectation that at least some of our troops will go, but every attempt at getting an official response has met with a polite rebuff.
5 AES from 22 Engineer Regiment continues to be busy in Kenya.
The three main tasks are all going well and they have had an additional task added to the portfolio to construct a 1km stretch of road for the local Kenyan Forestry Commission.
The third team of soldiers are currently acclimatising on their way up Mt Kenya.
While tropical storms have made all the sites sticky, they hope to dry out quickly.