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An attempt on the second highest peak in the Alps. Altitude, the views and the exposure that comes with it are what draw people to high altitude skiing; physical fatigue and objective danger are the factors that must be overcome. […]

British Services Antarctic Expedition 2012 Alpine Skills Training Switzerland 18-30 Jul11

In the centenary year of Captain Scott’s fateful expedition to the South Pole, I will be joining 23 others from across the Services to mount the British Services Antarctic Expedition 2012 (BSAE 2012). In late December 2011, expedition members will […]

Bomber Command County March

So here I am, tending to my worn out feet with a nice mug of filtered coffee having just returned home ready to reflect on the previous three days of road marching through Lincolnshire, the home of Bomber Command during […]

Exercise WESTERN DROUGHT 13th – 17th June 2011

Ex WESTERN DROUGHT was a ‘wet’ fuels exercise that was undertaken by the Fuels Support Team (FST), No 1 EL Sqn’s fixed wing aviation fuel specialists.  Deployed to a dusty and ravaged landscape – Vigo Woods – FST arrived in […]

Just Another Typical Day On 2 Mt Sqn, Or Is It!

As a Civil Servant working in the Admin Office of 2 Mechanical Transport Squadron (2 MT Sqn), part of my daily work routine is to have face to face contact with MT drivers. In particular I assist with any problems […]

The Sky Is Still The Limit!

With some 2000 vacancies this year, the RAF is still very much recruiting! Following last year’s SDSR announcement that the RAF is to reduce in size to a force of 33500 by 2015, many people assumed that recruiting would stop. […]


Four serving officers in the RAF have won an adrenaline-filled race across the north of Scotland, raising over £2500 for the RAF Benevolent Fund. The Drambuie Pursuit took place on the 13th-15th May 2011 and consisted of nine stages of […]

Over the fields and far away!

The Ministry of Defence Hospital Unit (Peterborough) (MDHU(P)) and the Pathfinder March: Saturday, 25 Jun 11. Through the driving rain they came, a few hundred sodden marchers, trudging and tripping their way down past the fields of bemused Llama on […]

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