WITH just four weeks until the first Army Basing moves on 1 Jun. 250,000m2 technical build space has been created for three Gunner Regiments at Larkhill and work is in progress to complete the new mess. On the families side, work is well in hand on the 450 new families accommodation at Larkhill.

Wiltshire Council leader Baroness Jane Scott, and Mark Duddy, the Basing programme director paid a visit to the new St Michael’s school in Larkhill.

At Bulford, 249 of the 917 service families accommodation has been built and handed over to DIO Accommodation. First class modern homes fit for today’s forces and their families

At Ludgershall, 99 new quarters have been handed over and the project is near completion and on time.

Sporting news

GUNNER Willetts from 74 Battery, 47 Regiment Royal Artillery has gained a Bronze medal in her first outing with team GB in Poland. She has been beaten in the semi-final on a split decision. She gained massive experience from the competition, beating a New Zealand Commonwealth Games Bronze medalist.

47 Regiment RA Cricket Club have been in Malta on a cricket tour and found time to attend the Maltese Saluting Battery midday Gun salute. The Saluting Battery dates back to 1565. Mostly used as a ceremonial platform it has however seen its military use through the ages. It is currently equipped with eight working replicas SBBL 32 pounders

Soldiers of 1st RHA have taken part in the 25 hour charity fitness event... the Murph.

Most people couldn’t complete a Murph on its own at the peak of their fitness, let alone after 24 consecutive works with no real rest or sleep for over a day. The workout is known as a Hero Workout which honours men and women that have fallen in the line of duty.

These lads have each completed a 1 mile run, 100 pull ups, 200 press ups, 300 squats finished with another 1 mile run. Elsewhere, another team have completed a 12 hour TAB at the OX Frolic Ultra-Marathon. The team covered over 50 miles to raise money for First Trust.

Service rewarded

SSAFA, The Armed Forces Charity, presented Kennett Division secretary Margaret Lock with an award to recognise her 25 years service to the charity supporting soldiers and their families on Salisbury Plain.

She received her award from Branch President Stephen Robbins at their AGM recently.

Margaret, based at Bulford Camp, works tirelessly to ensure one of the busiest areas, which includes several garrisons, provides the best possible support and her dedication to SSAFA is admired by all.