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“ALL HANDS ON DECK, MAYDAY, MAYDAY, MAYDAY”
December 11, 2017

“ALL HANDS ON DECK, MAYDAY, MAYDAY, MAYDAY”

“ALL HANDS ON DECK, MAYDAY, MAYDAY, MAYDAY”, bellowed the Mate (John Johnston) of St Barbara V as he dashed below to alert the off-watch of a disastrous event occurring less than 300m from St Barbara.  He simultaneously notified the local maritime agencies via the VHF radio.   The crew from 29 Cdo Regt partaking in Leg 5 of Ex MEDITERRANEAN UBIQUE had been sailing St Barbara V (the Gunner Flagship) all day into a strong Easterly wind whilst on...

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Blood, Sweat & Gears
November 28, 2017

Blood, Sweat & Gears

Between the months of April and September there is a small ‘war’ occurring between cyclists across the Army; it’s called the Army Cycling Road Race Series. Packed together in a group known as a ‘peleton’ it moves at speeds in excess of 30mph, constantly accelerating and flexing depending on the tactics being applied. Your heart rate is rarely below 85% of its maximum limit and over the space of 1 hour you are pushed to the very limits o...

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Children from Pembroke House, Kenya commemorate Lieutenant Thomas Sanders
November 21, 2017

Children from Pembroke House, Kenya commemorate Lieutenant Thomas Sanders

Children from Pembroke House, a Prep School in the Rift Valley of Kenya, visited the Commonwealth War Grave Cemetery in Gilgil on Remembrance Day. They held a ceremony by the grave of Lieutenant Thomas Sanders, Royal Artillery. The last post was played and the School Chaplain read a short prayer. Thomas Sanders was 22 when he died of fever whilst serving with an East African unit in 1943. He had attended Blundells School in Devon and according to his local newspa...

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Ex ICE MAIDEN - Can they be the first?
November 7, 2017

Ex ICE MAIDEN - Can they be the first?

Ex ICE MAIDEN aims to be the first all female team to ski coast to coast across Antarctica using muscle power alone.  We will cover 1,700km, pulling sledges of approximately 75kg and battling temperatures of -50°C and wind speeds of over 60mph during our three-month journey.  With only two resupply points along the route, we will carry all the supplies and equipment needed to survive for up to 600km at a time.          &...

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The Gunners & a complimentary Sapper successfully completed the Prudential Ride London Surrey 100 in support of the DNRC
July 24, 2017

The Gunners & a complimentary Sapper successfully completed the Prudential Ride London Surrey 100 in support of the DNRC

A team of 150 riders – ‘Team DNRC’ – took part in the Pru Ride 100 on Sunday 30 July cycling over the 100 mile course to raise money and awareness for the new Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre (DNRC). It was a hugely successful day with many Team DNRC making good times.          A Very early start to the day for all.  There should only be one 4 o'clock in a day   An early start at 054...

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