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ROVING RAT is the 4th Infantry Brigade's annual test of military skills set over 3 days for Regular and Army Reserve teams from across Yorkshire and the North East.

Teams compete equally covering a course over a military training area to test a full range of Military Annual Training Test (MATT) knowledge and infantry skills during realistic scenarios.

Exercise Detail

Exercise ROVING RAT aims to provide an exciting and challenging military skills exercise to develop each soldier's operational capability.  The patrols exercise comprises various tasks dispersed across a training area covering most if not all of the following skills:

  • Counter Improvised Explosive Drills (CIED)
  • Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) drills
  • Artillery target - indirect fire control
  • Media techniques
  • Foreign weapons familiarisation
  • Battlefield casualty drills
  • Observation
  • Obstacle crossing
  • Assault course
  • Planning
  • Overnight navigation
  • Moving as a tactical unit across difficult terrain
  • Live firing as an individual, in pairs, at section or platoon level. 

Teams compete equally whether Regular, Reserve or University Officer Training Corps.