Chris's Military Page

I joined the Royal Regiment of Wales at the age of 19 and did most of my infantry training in the Brecon Beacons. Highlights of this time were the celebrated helicopter raid (which went completely wrong) and my narrow escape when rifle bullets were landing at my feet during a live firing exercise. Later on I came back to the regiment as an officer cadet for their exercises in Belgium - this was when I had my unpleasant encounter with a sheep tick.

When I went to university I transferred to the Officer Training Corps and from there to the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers and finally the Royal Anglian Regiment, where we re-enacted the helicopter raid in Apocalypse Now in Indiana and attacked Gibraltar in rigid raiders.

On joint exercises in Indiana:

Chris planning his route

In revenge for getting covered in dust while I was driving them, these chaps threw me into a pond:

Chris gets thrown in the pond Time for a cigar

Now that I live in the good old US of A, I'm able to go shooting again.

The Royal Regiment of Wales

3RRW merged into 2nd (Volunteer) Battalion
University of London OTC
The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers
The Royal Anglian Regiment - now part of the East of England Regiment
Regiments and Corps of the British Army
The East of England Regiment
The Reserve Forces & Cadets of East Anglia
The Royal Anglian Regiment
Reserve Forces Units
Soldiers' farewell to Kabul - 27/06/02 1 RAR
Royal Anglian Regiment
Suffolk Regiment Museum
Colonel Bogey March by The Black Dyke Mills band
Defence Secretary reveals plan for 'radical shift' in Army reservists' role - 07/11/12
Zulu: back at the battlefield of Rorke's Drift, South Africa - 03/06/14 There is a new digital version of "Zulu"
Zulu - the film which inspired UK and South Africa - 10/06/14

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