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Drum Maj Slater DI.1 Ceremonial

Army career filled with international musical highlights

Although based in Edinburgh, as a member of the prestigious Royal Corps of Army Music (RCAM), Sergeant Martin Slater’s musical talent has allowed him to perform globally representing the British Army.

Published: 31 Aug 2023

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All at sea on leg one of Atlantic Quest

Adventurer of Hornet, a Challenger class yacht belonging to the Joint Services Adventurous Sail Training Centre has now completed the first leg of the 15,000 nautical mile expedition to South Georgia in the Southern Atlantic.

Published: 12 Aug 2023

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Airborne signallers take ‘tactical smartphone’ into the jungle

From an observation post deep in the jungle back to an ops room in Colchester, and from soldier to senior officer, sharing the same information helped airborne signallers deliver success.

Published: 23 Feb 2023

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Jungle masterclass for airborne signallers

Airborne signallers tested their skills in the jungle. They need to be ready for any operation as part of the British Army’s global response force.

Published: 10 Feb 2023

On a jungle path, a white male British soldier is kneeling on the ground. He is wearing camouflage uniform and hat as well as camouflage cream on his face. He is holding a communication radio in his left hand, and a rifle in his right hand.      To his left on the ground is his bergen backpack. Behind him on the path is another kneeling soldier. There is dense jungle vegetation all around them. Innovation

Airborne signallers test Army’s new radio in the jungle

Airborne signallers are testing the Army’s new radios in the jungle, the most challenging environment for radio communications to work.

Published: 03 Feb 2023

Exercise Cambrian Patrol maintains its gold standard and sharpens focus for 2023 (12) Training

Exercise Cambrian Patrol maintains its gold standard and sharpens focus for 2023 

A total of eight patrols scooped the top award during this year’s event, while nearly a fifth of all teams that set off from the Assembly Area in the Vale of Neath posted a Did Not Finish.

Published: 20 Oct 2022

An Irish Guardsman drinks from a water bottle in the heat of the Belizean jungle Ceremonial

British Army beats the heat  

On duty at the Tower of London as the temperature rises, the Irish Guards' experience as combat soldiers in some of the world’s hottest places is helping new soldiers cope with ceremonial duties in a heatwave

Published: 19 Jul 2022

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'The jungle is neutral': British and Belizeans pushed to limit

The 1st Battalion, The Scots Guards (1SG), together with a range of other British Army units and our allies from Belize, had to get comfortable being uncomfortable in one of the world’s most unforgiving environments on Exercise Mayan Storm.

Published: 13 Jan 2022

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Belizean jungle provides valuable test for British soldiers

Troops from across the British Army, led by the Scots Guards, have been taking part in Exercise Mayan Storm in Belize for several weeks.

Published: 01 Dec 2021