Members of Number 1 Welsh Wing Royal Air Force Air Cadets (RAFAC) have kicked off the summer sports calendar with their inter-squadron athletics competition at Cardiff’s Leckwith stadium.
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46 Welsh based Reservists have recently returned from an exciting adventurous training trip in Meribel, Southern France.
Members of 101 Battalion Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) in Wrexham and 119 Recovery Company in Prestatyn took part in a six day Alpine Skiing Exercise.
Captain Keith Noble said: “This expedition was designed to take novice and intermediate skiers in to challenging and hostile environments in order to develop team cohesion, improve leadership and raise morale for great success.”
It was part funded by the Reserve Forces' and Cadets' Association (RFCA) for Wales and the Welsh Reserves and Cadets Charitable Incorporated Corporation, helping the soldiers to attain Ski Foundation Level One and Two qualifications.
The group, who ranged in age from 19 to 54-years-old, embarked on the expedition to gain leadership experience. It included use of local ski tracks and off piste areas, boosting the morale of all ranks.
The activities required a high level of fitness, also calling on participants to use their map reading and decision making skills amidst physically demanding terrain and adverse weather conditions.
Alternative training methods, away from the normal routine, provide Reservists with unforgettable memories and improve retention levels in the Armed Forces.
Army Reservists now routinely work side-by-side with the Regulars and they’re significantly involved with defensive, humanitarian and peacekeeping operations around the world. Those experiences teach Reservists learn valuable skills that benefit their civilian lives and careers.
(Thursday 4 May 2017)
A World War Two Lancaster bomber roared over Cardiff City Hall last night in memory of the 75th anniversary of the Dambuster raid and to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force (RAF).
Reservists from 203 (Welsh) Field Hospital have recently returned from a five day annual camp based at Capel Curig training camp in the heart of the mountains of Snowdonia.