British Army Exercise Cambrian Patrol 2018 (Crown Copyright, 2018)

#ExerciseCambrianPatrol18 Final Results

Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment Takes Two Gold Medals on Cambrian Patrol

Teams from the British Army’s Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment have won two Gold Medals at this year’s Exercise Cambrian Patrol. With 137 teams from 37 different countries, Cambrian Patrol 2018 was the biggest yet, with Storm Callum adding additional challenges to the already gruelling competition.

Soldiers from the 1st and 2nd Battalions, The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment, went home with Gold, with colleagues from the Reserve’s 3rd Battalion being recognised with a Certificate of Merit. Despite the extreme conditions ten teams won Gold Medals.

Running from Friday, October 12, through to Sunday, October 21, Ex Cambrian Patrol 18 was split into eight phases. Regular and international patrols set off on Phases 2 to 7, with Reserve and University Officer Training Corps patrols setting off on Phases 1 and 8.Here are the results in full:

Cambrian Patrol, Phase Eight

Bristol University Officer Training Corps, Gold

Queen’s Own Gurkha Logistic Coy, Gold

3rd Battalion Royal Anglian Regiment (3 R ANGLIAN), Silver

The Queen’s Own Yeomanry, Silver

201 Field Hospital, Silver

Northumbria University Officer Training Corps, Silver

Cambridge University Officer Training Corps, Silver

Oxford University Officer Training Corps, Silver

Wales, University Officer Training Corps, Silver

6th Battalion, The Rifles Regiment (6 RIFLES), Bronze

157 (Welsh) Regiment, RLC, Bronze

Glasgow University Officer Training Corps, Bronze

3rd Battalion, Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment (3 PWRR), Certificate

Cambrian Patrol, Phase Seven

104 Regiment, Royal Artillery, Silver

2 Signal Regiment, Silver

7 Regiment, RLC, Silver

Queen’s Royal Hussars, Silver

14 Regiment, Royal Artillery, Silver

16 Regiment, Royal Artillery, Silver

29 EOD Search Group, Certificate

3rd Infantry Battalion, Irish Defence Forces, Silver

Belarus, Gold

Moldova, Silver

Bosnia and Herzegovina Army, Silver

Greece, Silver

Latvia, Silver

Ukraine, Silver

Cambrian Patrol, Phase Six

1st Battalion, Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment 1 PWRR, Gold

12 Regiment, Royal Artillery, Bronze

The Royal Lancers (Queen Elizabeth’s Own), Silver

4th Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Scotland (4 SCOTS), Silver

Household Cavalry, Silver

216 Parachute Signal Squadron, Silver

9 Regiment, RLC, Silver

ITC Catterick, Silver

16 Regiment, Royal Artillery, Bronze

6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, Gold

Pakistan Army, Gold

6th Division, Chilean Army, Silver

Recce Company, 17th Mechanised Brigade, Poland, Bronze

Cambrian Patrol, Phase Five

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

4 Regiment, Army Air Corps, Bronze

3rd Division Signal Regiment, Bronze

1 Regiment, RLC, Bronze

32 Regiment, Royal Artillery, Certificate

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

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

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

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

Uzbekistan, Gold

France, Silver

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

Cambrian Patrol, Phase Three

Royal Dragoon Guards, Silver

27 Regiment, RLC, Silver

13 Air Assault Support Regiment, RLC, Silver

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

23 Parachute Engineer Regiment Certificate

6 Regiment, RLC, Certificate

144 Parachute Medical Squadron, 16 Medical Regiment, Certificate

231st Mounted Infantry Battalion, Germany, Certificate

44th Light Motorized Battalion, Czech Republic, Certificate

Cambrian Patrol, Phase Two

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.

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

Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, Silver

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

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

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

Queen’s Gurkha Engineers, Silver

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

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

Royal Netherlands Marine Corps (Korps Mariniers), Bronze

Italy, Bronze

Switzerland, Bronze

Kosovo, Bronze

Albania, Bronze

Georgia, Bronze

Nepal, Bronze

Armenia, Certificate


Image: British Army soldiers on Exercise Cambrian Patrol 18, October 2018, photograph by Sgt Jonathan Lee van Zyl (Crown Copyright, 2018).