Anyone who has been involved in Army Nordic Skiing over the past 20 years will be pleased with the award of this year’s Army Sports Lifetime Achievement Award to Lieutenant Colonel Charles Bromley Gardner.

He is due to complete over 41 years of Regular and Reserve service in February 2020 and is currently: ‘Chief Nordic’ of the Ex SPARTAN HIKE Ski Championships.

Despite his responsibilities throughout the competition, he would always compete as a veteran, leaving many younger competitors in his wake.

Charles is though, first and foremost, an orienteerer and was the Army Orienteering Team Manager from 1993 - 2002, winning the Inter-ServiceTeam Championships throughout and leading a representative team to compete in the annual Swedish Military Championships.

He has committed so much of his life to Army orienteering, nordic, rugby, and athletics, as a participant, coach, and official which is truly exceptional and why he has been given this prestigious award.

Royal Tank Regiment news

The Regiment celebrated the 102nd anniversary of the battle of Cambrai llast week beginning with ‘Gunfire’ served by officers and sergeants which was followed by a Drumhead service, lunch and a regimental sports competition.

Captain Adam Morris has recently returned to Tidworth from India following the annual exchange between the Royal Armoured Corps and the Indian Armoured Corps.

Travelling throughout North Western India, Adam was shown how the Indian Army train and observed its rich military history whilst taking in some Indian culture. Working closely with Indian counterparts, this was a valuable engagement which will continue to bring our nations together.

Meanwhile, a small detachment from CYCLOPS squadron have travelled to Israel to take part in a Royal Armoured Corps Battlefield Study looking at conflicts past and present.

First Fusiliers train hard

The final part of our Infantry Field Firing Camp is now underway: a Section Patrols Competition, testing the whole range of infantry skills from live firing, physical fitness, military knowledge and navigation.

Marksmanship was tested on the falling plate range.

‪Battlefield first aid and public order skills and drills were tested as well.‬

A PROFESSIONAL musician, who has performed alongside the likes of Madonna, Adele, Andrea Bocelli and Harry Connick Jr, will take to the stage at the Army Flying Museum this December.

After a sell-out performance at the Museum last year violinist Sarah Mallock will once again treat attendees of the cabaret and dining evening to a wide range of genres from classical music to electrical jazz.

The event, called Strictly Words and Music, takes place on Saturday 7 December and will also see other professional musicians including Sarah’s father Ross Mallock who has a long history of organising concerts at the Museum, including the hugely popular Music in the Air.

Also on the bill are Joseph Koos, his daughter Justine and pianist and singer Victoria Lane.

Joseph has played with all the major professional orchestras in this country, and actress/singer Justine’s stage, television and film credits have seen her appear all over the UK.

Lucy Johnson, Chief Executive, said: “We are really excited to welcome back onto the stage, here at the Museum, a collection of first-class performers who collectively cover the whole musical genre spectrum, from classical to electrifying pop and everything in between.”

Tickets for the event, which includes dinner, dessert and tea/coffee cost £35 per person and are available from