Well done to The Infantry Swimming & Water Polo team they have won the Inter Corps Swimming individuals for the 4th year in a row and relay championship for the 3rd year. The Team also finished 3rd in the Water Polo competition. WO2 Mick Gibbons RIFLES (bottom centre pic 1) is the Team Captain. The Rifles had 7 Riflemen represented in the competition. Maj Burkill, Maj Bailey, Sjt Bowen, Rfn Melton, Rfn Spencer and Rfn Wilkinson-Wilson. Army Sport Control Board
Well Done Riflemen #sport#swimming#waterpolo#BritishArmy#Infantry
This was potentially the best night we had on Askari storm.
Its hard to keep track of time when our day’s lasted well over 24 hours and we were kept pretty busy by the battlegroup 😳
But after what must have felt like weeks apart the whole pl was in one place, doing essential admin and catching up on well needed rest, until we had fresh orders and back out again, but the orders never came...
Were were told the battlegroup HQ was licked out and needed a rest for the night (🤣) so get your heads down, CHEERS THEN 💤
After maybe an hour or two sleeping under a tree on my roll mat, i was woken up for an O group (🤔) snapped 🤯
Long story short, we had identified where an enemy camp was and wanted to CTR it (Close Target Reconnaissance, aka our bread and butter) off our own backs #goingrouge .
QBOs delivered and a plan set, squared kit and mounted the quads (which we used as and where we could getting upto 6 men on a quad + trailer. Quote our CSM “support company has made it fashionable to see how many blokes you can get on a quad” 😂) drove within a decent distance of the target area and conducted our CTR, upto this point not really something we were being used for, just finding and marking FUPs/FSPs etc. Our mini operation concluded, information acquired, RTB.
Good night 👌🏻
📍Archers post, Kenya 🇰🇪 (Shot this whilst patrol commanders were going over the final bits)
Today, 7th December 1942, saw the start of Operation Frankton. A six day commando mission to destroy ships in the harbour of Bordeaux.
The Royal Navy submarine HMS Tuna, transported six Mk II canoes (codenamed Cockles) along with thirteen commandos to the mouth of the Gironde estuary where undercover of darkness they disembarked and began their long slow paddle. Each canoe carried two men, 8 limpet mines, 2 grenades, 3 sets of paddles, camo netting, torch, compass and 6 days rations. Each commando had a dagger and pistol.
One canoe was damaged on the sub so was not used, a second "got lost" that first night and disappeared in high waves, a third capsized due to the extreme seas, it's crew swimming along with the other canoes to the shore. Each day the commandos rested under cover before setting out each night to paddle further along the river. Bordeaux is 60 miles (97km) from the sea. On the third day one crew were captured while resting leaving just two canoes to carry out the mission. On the night of the 11th these two canoes passed sentries in silence and began placing their mines on ships in the harbour before paddling on down river to escape. The two crews said their farewells and then split up to try and get to the Spanish border 150 miles south. One crew were betrayed by the French Gendarmerie and were captured while the other crew made it across the Pyrenees to Spain and eventually back to England.
The crew that had disappeared the first night had made it to shore where they were captured. They, as with the other six captured commandos were executed by the Germans under Hitler's "Commando Order".
The story is immortalised in the 1956 film, The Cockleshell Heroes. #wargames#wargaming#wargamesfigures#wargamesclub#wargamesmagazine#wargamesrules#warlordgames#boltaction#boltactionminiatures#worldwartwo#secondworldwar#thelittlecorporal#britisharmy#royalmarines#royalnavy#middlesbrough#cockleshellheroes#history#militaryhistory#books#historybooks#commandos
Welcome to the Brotherhood Fin, your brother would be proud 💪🏻 .
Emotional Moment! Following in his late brother's footsteps, Private Finn Doherty, aged 18, from Warwickshire, adjusts the maroon beret belonging to his older sibling, Pte Jeff Doherty, who died in a Taliban ambush in 2008. Finn was aged six when his brother was killed in action, since that tragedy eleven years ago, he has always wanted to become a Parachute Regiment soldier. That moment came yesterday, when Pte Doherty completed the gruelling 19-week Pegasus Company training course at Catterick Garrison.
Pte Doherty said, 'It means everything to receive his beret. I've been waiting for this ever since I heard he had died, I've earned it in the same way as he did. I've worked hard for it.
Story Credit: @thesun
An absolute honour to be with 2 Para @theparachuteregiment yesterday.
It’s great to be home in the brigade teaching, albeit, for one day, it is the hardest and most rewarding place to teach for me.
Levels of professionalism and soldiering here that have given 2 Para a well earned, fierce reputation. To stand up and talk to them about mental resilience can be intimidating,
I’m speaking to blokes about a skill set that they already have, I’m just giving them the technical terminology and showing them how to expand on the considerable subjective understanding that they already have.
We often speak of “elitist” as if it’s a negative, I don’t think that it is. You want to be here? You earn it. No short cuts. No hand outs. Graft and resilience alone. Great work @16airassaultbrigade thank you for having me. Thank you for the great feedback as well, at the end of the day to read how much you enjoyed it, is brilliant and incredibly rewarding.
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Teamwork comes in many shapes and sizes.
A dog handler from 3 Medical Regiment works closely with their Belgian Malinois whilst on exercise.
Posted @withrepost • @celticshield A moving story from across the pond! Emotional Moment: Following in his late brother's footsteps, Private Finn Doherty, aged 18, from Warwickshire, adjusts the maroon beret belonging to his older sibling, Pte Jeff Doherty, who died in a Taliban ambush in 2008. Finn was aged six when his brother was killed in action, since that tragedy eleven years ago, he has always wanted to become a Parachute Regiment soldier. That moment came yesterday, when Pte Doherty completed the gruelling 19-week Pegasus Company training course at Catterick Garrison.
Pte Doherty said, 'It means everything to receive his beret. I've been waiting for this ever since I heard he had died, I've earned it in the same way as he did. I've worked hard for it.' Seen here - Pte Finn Doherty (left) and Sgt Major Adam Ireland who fought alongside Finn's brother in Afghanistan.