Exercise Cambrian Patrol 2020

Exercise CAMBRIAN PATROL is the premier patrolling event of the British Army which is held in Wales and hosted by Headquarters 160th (Welsh) Brigade..

The Cambrian Patrol

The aim of The Cambrian Patrol is to provide a challenging patrols exercise in order to enhance operational capability.

Patrol Overview

The Cambrian Patrol is run on an annual basis with applications accepted from all three Services (Regular and Reserve Forces), and a variety of overseas military units.

The event has evolved into a cost-effective, ready-made exercise that Commanding Officers can use to test the basic training standards of their soldiers, in preparation for future operations. It is mission focused and scenario-based, with role players used to enhance the training benefit. We seek to encourage wider participation from across all the arms and services and stress that the entry standards are not based on any specialist skills but on MATTs.

Patrol Composition

Each patrol is to have a non-participating Patrol Manager and driver and the composition of the patrol is to be:

Ptl Comd: Offr (OF Grade 1-2)/WO/SNCO (OR Grade5-7).
Ptl 2IC: JNCO (OR Grade 3-4)
6 x Ptes/OR1-2: This group may include no more than one x JNCO (OR Grade 3-4).

However, specialised units and international squad make-up will be considered on a case by case basis.

Assessment Criteria

Cambrian Patrol is a Mission and Task Orientated exercise. The fundamental criteria used to assess the performance of the patrol is by determining whether or not it completes the various tasks and achieves its Mission. This is assessed by awarding marks for:

Military skills (approx 70% of total marks)
Orders (approx 15% of total marks)
Debrief (approx 15% of total marks)

The other military skills that may be assessed during Cambrian Patrol are:

Dismounted Close Combat Skills
Obstacle crossing drills
First aid and CasEvac procedures
Recognition of aircraft, vehicles and equipment
C-IED/Minefield awareness
Patrol Techniques
Captured persons (CPERS) Handling
Helicopter drills
Media handling
CBRN drills
SERE skills
Radio communications skills
Artillery Target Indication procedures
Working with vehicles.

Contact details

The initial point of contact for all entrants is the Cambrian Patrol WO on 94351 2280 / 01874 613280.