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February 28, 2019

Exercise TEAM SPIRIT is the name of the final exercise for the Armoured Infantry Crew Commanders Course (AICCC) which is run from the Land Warfare Centre in Warminster. The exercise is the culmination of a 4 week tactical course and tests the students on what they’ve learnt over their careers and more importantly the most up to date doctrine that is taught on the course.

The students go through a number of different tactical actions working alongside the heavy armour units using the Challenger 2 main battle tank, this is the norm for armoured infantry units and you’ll very rarely see armoured infantry being deployed without the...

November 26, 2018

Ironman Wales is known as being the most brutal race within Europe if not the World. On the 9th September 2018 it saw members past and present of the 1st Battalion the Royal Welsh take part, with Lt Aled Smith and WO2 (retired) Conrad Lawson coming back to the race again and CSgt Terry Francis attempting his first ever Ironman. 

Race day morning was blustery and chilly; we all knew it would be a tough day out on the bike course! The swim takes place off the North beach in Tenby, Carmarthen Bay. The dramatic scenery makes for the most incredible amphitheatre with crowds of thousands lined on top of the cliffs looking d...

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