Having put away their bearskins and tunics temporarily to make the most of the long days and get stuck into some combat training, the Battalion arrived in Sennybridge on 18th June for a two week Battle Camp. Back on home soil in Wales on the legendary Sennybridge Training Area. At 37,000 acres, it's the third largest military training area in the United Kingdom and perfect for honing operational skills.
Ceremonial duties only account for 10% of what the Battalion do so it’s vital they keep sharp and ready for anything.
The Prince of Wales's Company occupying their harbour area:
20th June saw the arrival of students on the Military Awareness Course from Kinmel Camp (which they left at 0500hrs to travel to Sennybridge Training Area) and along with other students from North and South Wales and the Regimental Support Team (North). The Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Colonel Llewellyn-Usher welcomed the group and gave a brief about the day ahead.
The students visited three stands throughout the day - Weapons, Anti-tank and sniper and section attacks.
The sun shone and after a long day the students returned to camp having had a brilliant day - the feedback was fantastic.
On 21st June the Battalion hosted Coaches from the Cardiff Blues RFC and Glamorgan County Cricket Club. The coaches had an opportunity to watch members of Number Two Company carry out a Platoon attack. They then moved onto a weapons stand, set up by the Anti-Tanks Platoon and Sniper Platoon who delivered a short insight into the weapon systems they use.
It was a great opportunity for the Battalion to share some experiences with the coaches and to see how leadership styles link into other areas and sports in particular.