SNO news is good news...

In this first blog, Senior Nursing Officer (SNO) Lt Cdr Karen McCullough, describes the team's arrival and first couple of weeks of the deployment.


"There were times last year building up to this deployment where I thought I would never survive to get out the door due to the frantic nature of preparing for a UN deployment with 6 months notice to move".


Keep on Climbing

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.

The Coastal Path Challenge

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.

Leadership Development Week

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.

Exercise Achilles

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

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.