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197 Troop 29 & 30

197 TROOP: RECRUIT TROOP DIARY WEEK 29-30 1. This was our first day of a two week package of field firing exercises, giving the troop the skills and experience of using live ammunition in fire team, section, and troop level … Continue reading

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197 Troop Week 26 & 27

197 TROOP: RECRUIT TROOP DIARY WEEK 26-27. 1. The official start of the Commando Phase is the completion of the 6 Mile Speed March and that day had finally arrived. With a thorough warm-up 197 headed off at a swift … Continue reading

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197 Troop Week 23-25

197 TROOP: RECRUIT TROOP DIARY WEEK 23. 1. With some kit still remaining from last week’s exercise it was a morning of checking kit back in to the stores and making sure everything was good to go for the next … Continue reading

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197 Week 21 & 22

197 TROOP: RECRUIT TROOP DIARY WEEK 21. 1. The week kicked off with a detailed series of lectures with the AE’s (Assault Engineers) aimed at preparing us for the upcoming exercises, Urban Warrior & Violent Entry. These covered everything from … Continue reading

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197 Troop Week 20

197 TROOP: RECRUIT TROOP DIARY WEEK 20. 1. The day had finally arrived. Today was our bottom field pass out. With crash week under our belt we were confident that we could smash our way round the tests. The first … Continue reading

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197 Troop Week 17-19

197 TROOP RECRUIT DIARY WEEK 17 1. The start of this week were intended as an introduction to the VIKING all terrain armoured vehicle. This is a highly impressive piece of kit that can get virtually anywhere (including the snow) … Continue reading

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197 Troop Week 14

197 TROOP: RECRUIT DIARY WEEK 14 1. The week started off with a bang with a double advanced military fitness (AMF) session on bottom field; this is the first phase of the bottom field package. The main aim of the … Continue reading

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