On 18 Mar 17, Lt Cdr Lee Packer and LNN Lizzie Crofts competed against some of the best climbers in the world at the Climbing Works International Festival; it was the ultimate tale of the underdogs, but without the triumphant ending.
This summer a small group of QARNNS personnel from DMG (SW) completed just under 30 miles of the South West Coast Path over 2 days in a challenge set out by former OCN, Cdr Kevin Charlton.
I was given the opportunity to participate in a Leadership Development Course in preparation for my Leading Rates Leadership Course which is in March 2017. The course was based in Plymouth with other of nurses MAs and a writer from different units.
On 7 Sep 16, DMG(SW) made the long journey up to Marne Barracks Catterick to compete in Exercise Achilles – the inter-DMG pentathlon. The event saw teams representing DMGs from up and down the country taking part in five arduous event back to back. DMG(SW) put forward five individuals to take part in all aspects of the competition and a relay team who passed the baton through the different elements.
Ex Sharpe's Path is an educational tour of the Peninsular War battlefields of Spain and Portugal currently being researched and visited by a group of personnel from DMG(SW). While for many the Peninsular Wars might be more synonymous with the adventures of Bernard Cornwall's fictitious character Sharpe, the reality is very different.
The training of QARNNS officers at BRNC has changed recently, with an extension to 30 weeks, falling into line with Initial Officer Training (IOT) for the rest of the Fleet. One of the first to undertake this training is S/Lt Miller who provides a very personal account of his experiences below:
The Royal Navy Netball Associations’ Interservice victory in RAF Cosford back in March this year could not have came at a better time for the team, as they got to celebrate by going on their tour to Fiji in June 16. The RNNA tour every 3 years to bring through grass route players, experience different styles of play from different nations and to promote the Royal Navy overseas.