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  This is my first posting after recently completing my Royal Army Physical Training Corps Instructor (RAPTCI) Course in Dec 22.
Since my arrival in Jan 23, it would be fair to say I had to adapt quickly. This is my first time working with a Royal Signals unit and the complexities of the Regiment are far different to what I have dealt with throughout my military career. 30th Signal Regiment is renowned for being an extremely busy but successful operational unit and, as such, is also known as the Globetrotters. The Regiment also have a very high readiness alert state and Service Personnel (SP) are on a 4, 8, and 12-hours’ notice to move. This requires the unit to be ready for anything all the time. This is achieved by continuous Individual Training Requirements (ITR) training and maintenance of their equipment.
The Regiment continues to complete and excel in various sporting events, including Basketball, British Army Warrior Fitness (BAWF), Football, Rugby, and Cross country. LCpl McCool, was selected to join the Army boxing team in Sep 22. He was thrown straight in at the deep end and, in his first week on the team, was matched against an opponent with 117 bouts on his card. It was a losing effort; however, a fantastic experience and a top honour to wear the army vest. He has since had the chance to participate in various training camps with Merseyside and Cheshire boxers, Team England, and Team Scotland. His best achievement so far is winning the UK Armed Forces (tri-service) 71kg elite title. LCpl McColl has been a sporting star for 30th Signal Regiment, and I’m sure he is destined for great things!
We have also had several SP who have completed the AAPTI Course; this has massively helped support Sqn and Regimental PT. In addition, this has allowed continuity of the Army Physical Training System (APTS), which the newly qualified AAPTIs have taken in
their stride.
The Regiment has been active on the AT, which recently had SP deploy on Ex DRAGON GLACIER 23. A2-weekRegimentalAT Ski Trip to the Ski Amade area, Alpendorf, Austria.
A total of 76 SP ventured out from 30th Signal Regiment along with instructors from across the military who taught Ski Foundation 1, 2 and 3. It was a highly
Sgt (SI) L Knight RAPTC
 30th Signal Regiment conducting a Loaded March on CO’s PT
  Sgt (SI) Knight and the BAWF team
successful trip which challenged all SP, taking them out of their comfort zone whilst providing a exciting week of skiing. The majority of SP passed their course, with the SF3 groups finishing with an
action plan to go forward before they look to attend their Ski Leader 1 instructor’s course.
In closing, I feel very honoured and lucky to be posted to a hardworking, diligent, and active unit. They are also content with adapting their training methods and with the big changes that have occurred in the Physical Training Programme (PTP) and a new holistic approach to training. The Regiment is at the forefront of Sport and AT and is adaptable in terms of rehabilitation and reconditioning. To that end, I feel very proud to be serving at 30th
Signal Regiment; however, although I will be sad to leave, I move on with great memories and
a deeper knowledge moving forward for my next venture, to become an Exercise
Rehabilitation Instructor at the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre (DMRC) at Stanford Hall
in July 2023.
LCpl McColl wining the Inter- services 71kg championships

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