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More than a thousand soldiers from the British Army and 37 international armies across the world have put themselves forward to take on the world’s toughest patrolling test, Exercise Cambrian Patrol.
Soldiers from the Czech Republic on Phase Two of Exercise CambrianPatrol.
More than a thousand soldiers from the British Army and 37 international armies across the world have put themselves forward to take on the world’s toughest patrolling test, starting today in Mid Wales
Exercise CambrianPatrol is an annual event organised and run by 160th Infantry Brigade and Headquarters Wales, based in Brecon.
The exercise is unique, world class and the largest of its kind with some foreign entrants having to claim the right to take part in the UK by winning through their own domestic competition.
This year 137 patrols have entered, including six overseas armies taking part for the first time with soldiers from Nigeria, Macedonia, Cyprus, Belarus and Finland having their first crack at completing the patrol and aiming to navigate their way through the arduous terrain of the Black Mountains of Mid Wales.
Exercise CambrianPatrol itself began in 1959, when a group of Welsh Territorial Army soldiers designed a weekend training event, featuring long distance marching over the Cambrian Mountains, culminating in a shooting match on the Sennybridge Training Area.
| British Armed Forces News
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Photographer: Sgt Jonathan Lee van Zyl (Army)