British Army Reserve Soldiers on Exercise Cambrian Patrol 2018 (Crown Copyright) [880]

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British Army Soldiers Compete on World’s Toughest Patrolling Exercise

With 137 teams from 37 different countries, Cambrian Patrol 2018 is the biggest yet and Storm Callum added additional challenges to the already gruelling competition.

This year Exercise Cambrian Patrol runs from Friday, October 12, through to Sunday, October 21. Split into eight phases, Reserve and University Officer Training Corps patrols will set off on Phases 1 and 8, with Regular and international patrols setting of on Phases 2 to 7.

Only around six teams are expected to take top honours and over forty teams will be unable to complete the course. So far, four teams have won Gold Medals.

Cambrian Patrol, Phase Five (Oct 18)

1st Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Scotland (1 SCOTS), Silver – despite losing two members of the team due to injury

Army Training Centre (ATC) Pirbright, Silver

4 Armoured Close Support Battalion, REME, Bronze

32 Regiment, Royal Artillery, Certificate

4 Regiment, Army Air Corps, Bronze

3rd Dvision Signal Regiment, Bronze

1 Regiment, RLC, Bronze

Griffin Brigade, Lithuania, Silver

Guard Hussar Regiment, Denmark, Silver

National Guard, Republic of Cyprus, Bronze

Princess Patricia’s Light Infantry, Canada, Silver

Philippines, Certificate

Nigeria, Certificate

Cambrian Patrol, Phase Four (Oct 17)

2nd Battalion, Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment (2 PWRR), Gold (Lt Perry Campion, Patrol Commander)

1st Battalion, The Rifles Regiment (1 RIFLES), Support Company, Silver

5th Battalion, The Rifles Regiment (5 RIFLES), Recce Platoon, Silver

Adjutant General’s Corps, Bronze

1st Battalion, Royal Gurkha Rifles (1 RGR), The Brigade of Gurkhas, Gold (Captain Bikash Gurung, Patrol Commander)

Gurkha Company (Sittang), The Brigade of Gurkhas, Silver

France, Silver

Uzbekistan, Gold (Captain Suhrobjon Sirojov, 2nd-in-Command)

2nd Battalion, 8th Gorka Rifles, Indian Army, Silver

Cambrian Patrol, Phase Three (Oct 16)

Royal Dragoon Guards, Silver

13 Air Assault Support Regiment, RLC, Silver

23 Parachute Engineer Regiment Certificate

6 Regiment, RLC, Certificate

27 Regiment, RLC, Silver

144 Parachute Medical Squadron, 16 Medical Regiment, Certificate

Allied Rapid Reaction Corps (ARRC) Support Battalion, The Brigade of Gurkhas, Silver

231st Mounted Infantry Battalion, Germany, Certificate

44th Light Motorized Battalion, Czech Republic, Certificate

Cambrian Patrol, Phase Two (Oct 15)

Due to Storm Callum, Phase Two of this year’s Cambrian Patrol was halted after about 9 hours on the first day. Storm Callum resulted in flooding, landslides and blocked roads across Wales.

Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, Silver

Royal Highland Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Scotland (2 SCOTS), Silver

1st Battalion, The Rifles Regiment (1 RIFLES), Gold

4th Battalion, The Rifles Regiment (4 RIFLES), Bronze

5th Battalion, The Rifles Regiment (5 RIFLES), Silver

4th Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment (4 YORKS), Certificate

2nd Battalion, The Royal Gurkha Rifles (2 RGR), Silver

Queen’s Gurkha Engineers, Silver

Royal Netherlands Marine Corps (Korps Mariniers), Bronze

Nepal, Bronze

Armenia, Certificate

Kosovo, Bronze

Georgia, Bronze

Italy, Bronze


Image: British Army Reserve soldiers on Exercise Cambrian Patrol, Phase One, October 2018 (Crown Copyright, 2018).