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When was the last time you genuinely asked someone “how are you?” Or that they asked you the same question? For Time to Talk Day 2022, we asked soldiers, officers and civilians how they were doing. Some were fine, even good, while others were feeling a bit overwhelmed with life. Asking someone how they are shouldn’t just be something to fill the time. Providing someone space to be honest about how they are stops them from bottling up feelings and thoughts that need to come out.
Happy lunar new year 🐅 1 February 2022 marked the start of the Year of the Tiger. Army Musicians from across the country celebrated its arrival with food and, of course, music. The Royal Corps of Army Music delivers musical support to the Army and the wider Defence community. It is also the public face of the Army and supports National and Defence interests around the globe, where its specialist musical abilities cross international languages and cultures.
Robert Burns and his poetry is “a very important part of the social entertainment and historical aspect of being a soldier in a Scottish regiment.” Each year, soldiers are encouraged to learn a Burns piece for the Burns Supper. The best to perform during rehearsals will be put on the running order for the supper. In this video, Captain Alan McEwen recites Braes I’ Killiecrankie as he explains the tradition around Burns Supper in our Scottish Regiments.
Could you shoot, move, communicate, and medicate in a harsh and unforgiving environment? The Scots Guards did. The 1st Battalion Scots Guards (1SG) trained in Belize during November and December. Their time in the South American jungle was a world away from the norm but it reinforced their skills and drills. These will make all the difference when on operations.
In our Christmas film, “... love, Grace”, one girl is doing whatever it takes to have a family Christmas this year. She’s confusing her mum while she’s at it. Christmas is a time for families to come together and share in the joy of the holidays. However, for many military families, one member is deployed and away from home. We’re dedicating our Christmas campaign to the military families who support our soldiers all year and to those deployed this December. Watch “...love, Grace” on YouTube
Gunners from Army Reserve unit 101 (Northumbrian) Regiment Royal Artillery and 1 Regiment Royal Horse Artillery (1 RHA) on exercise at the Otterburn Ranges in the north of England. The soldiers fired the Multi Launch Rocket System (MLRS) to hone their skills and maintain combat effectiveness. Videographer Sgt Gary Kendall; Crown copyright.
131 Commando Engineers have been training alongside the United States Marine Corps at their base in Quantico. The Commando Course has physical tests including a 30 foot rope climb, assault course, fireman's carry, 9-mile speed march, high-wire 'Tarzan' course and 30-mile endurance march, all against the clock and whilst carrying kit and rifle, adding up to a total of 14kg. Find out more about 131 Commando Engineers: www.army.mod.uk/131cdo