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                                 etc. After the 5 weeks of training, the Ukrainians promote to Sergeant and go straight back out to the trenches and protecting their homeland. The Ukrainians are very keen to learn and really valued our expertise, which resulted in getting an
even higher job satisfaction because they were so appreciative of our time, helping them work on their physical and mental strength.
Training Ukrainians on Op INTERFLEX
Saint Patrick’s Day Parade
  This year has been a busy one with the Irish Guards. One minute I was on ceremonial duties, preparing small teams to deploy on Short Term Training Teams (STTTs), and the next teaching the Ukrainians on Op INTERFLEX.
One of my most memorable moments with the Mick Guards, was assisting with the Trooping of the Colour for HRH the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. I was given the opportunity to usher on the day at Horse Guard’s Parade. On top of that, I also had the chance to participate in the Saint Patrick’s Day Parade which was followed by a Paddy’s Day Party.
Last year, 1st Battalion Irish Guards were tasked with organising the Household Division Lawson Cup. This is an annual Athletics Competition and provides an opportunity for all the Guards Regiments to show off their athletic prowess by putting their best athletes forward to compete in various track and field events. The event ran very smoothly and, to top it all off, 1IG came out on top as 1st Place Winners.
1IG are currently supporting Op INTERFLEX and as part of that, I have been tasked to help design and deliver PTI training components on the Command and Leadership Course. This is where Ukrainians are coming from the front line to the UK for a 5-week development course. Within the 5 weeks, we shared our knowledge on how to improve fitness, injury prevention and survival training
SSgt (SSI) M Qasim RAPTC
   Lawson Cup Team Photo
 Irish Guards Boxing Event

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