143 Troop Diary Week 14
143 Troop get up bright and early to get all our kit laid out in the drills shed ready for the pre-field inspection, closely followed by a 4 mile speed march for which everyone gave 100%. We are now ready for transit to Woodbury. After a short coach ride we arrive, ready to begin the assessments on Ex Baptist Run.
The first day consisted of practise assessments to get us prepared for what was to come over the following days. The things covered over the weeks assessments were, static map reading, target indication, fire control orders, night navigation, kit musters, observation, stances, cam/con and stalks.
Now coming to the end of the week, we still have a short 8 mile load carry between us and comfort of CTCRM.
Upon arriving at CTCRM the troop can not let their guard down, as we have a long day ahead of us de-servicing our equipment prior to our final assessment, the post-field inspection, the following morning. On looking back over the last week, all assessments completed, there’s an air of anticipation in the grots as the troop await the all important results.
Rct Nicholson and Scrutton