The Duke of York, Colonel in Chief, Small Arms School Corps visited the Infantry Battle School in Brecon on 11 July, 2018. Although Headquartered in Warminster, the largest training team from the Corps runs the Live Fire Tactical Training for a range of courses in the Brecon Beacons, from Infantry Officer Training to Pre Special Forces Selection courses.
HRH was received at Dering Lines by The Hon. Dame Shan Legg-Bourke, Lord Lieutenant of Powys and Lieutenant General Patrick Sanders, Commander of the Field Army. The Duke of York received an update on the activity of the Small Arms School Corps and plans for a new memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum. HRH was then taken to the Dismounted Close Combat Trainer to view the new mix of Infantry weapon systems being deployed in the field Army. The Duke of York was given a demonstration of the new “Virtual Battlespace Simulator 3″ which allows soldiers to train in a controlled environment with up to 30 other soldiers connected to the same simulation.
HRH then had an opportunity to meet with soldiers and their families at the Warrant Officers’ and Sergeants’ Mess and was presented with a statuette by the newest member of the Corps, Sergeant Donna Ratcliffe, who is also the first female member of the Small Arms School Corps.
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