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  After joining the Regiment back in September 2022, it quickly became apparent the diverse nature of the Regiment, with a variety of different elements ranging from an Air Assault Battery to 4/73 a special observation post Battery. This was also evidenced in the multiple and again diverse deployments, Op CABRIT and OP TOSCA, as well as UK resilience tasks providing support to UK border force strikes and assistance to boarder force patrols. With all these deployments, the aim was to establish some routine with our physical development, sport and rehabilitation with the aim to progress in all these areas.
Sport has always played a huge part in the Regiment, and during these busy times, we aimed to integrate competitive sport across the Regiment and develop an Inter Battery Competition. We set up the Victor Ludorum, with the aim being Sub- Unit competition, leading on to Corps and Army level events. We managed to run a Inter Battery Regimental Boxing Event for the first time in over 3 years and this also led onto the team competing at the Royal Artillery Boxing Championships with a return of 3 Corps Champions.
We also hosted the inaugural 1 Deep Recce Strike Brigade Combat Team (1DRS BCT) British Army Warrior Fitness (BAWF) competition at Marne Barracks, with 5th Regiment RA winning the overall competition by winning the open male, masters male and coming 2nd in the female open category.
The aim is to continue to push across all the sports including the winter sports, which this year has been a huge success, with the team successfully qualifying for the British Inter Services and Army Championships after Ex PIPEDOWN, a
SSgt (SSI) S Wilcox RAPTC
 5th Regiment Male Nordic skier during Ex PIPEDOWN in Les Contamines
qualifying campaign in Les Contamines in France. All this activity has led to a good start in the Army Sports Trophy with the Regiment now leading at roughly the halfway stage.
Physical development has again been difficult to gain progression with lack of consistency with deployments. Although with the use of the Army Physical Training
System and the Soldier Conditioning Review scores, we have aimed to spend the time on the areas of fitness which have low scores and have needed to be improved. Commanding Officer’s PT has handrailed the PT Programme with an overall aim of creating a competitive environment where Soldiers can work within their boundaries and improve at their own personal rate.
  Regimental Boxing Evening
Sgt Farquharson – 1 DRS BCT BAWF Event

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