7 Rifles live firing Battalion Weekend Pt.2


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Taking part in the weekend live firing Battalion training exercise held at Lydd Army Ranges, near Hythe, Kent.

Major Erik Broderstad, Company Director from Headquarter Company based at Brock Barracks in Reading who has been a Reservist for over 30 years.

Rifleman James Hygate sales manager from Basingstoke, who has been in the Reserves for just a year;  Rifleman Andy Ferguson who lives in Mortimer Reading, is an IT software developer in the finance industry and lives in Basingstoke, and Officer Commanding Headquarter Company Major Paul Smyth, Marketing and PR executive  who works for M&C Saatchi in Soho and lives in Henley on Thames.  The HQ Team were runners up in the ‘China Dragon Cup’ taking part in the Defence Match which involved firing from the Sangar protection area and firing at moving targets from different levels.

Major Smyth said, “The team were great and I am really proud of their achievement.”

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Lance Corporal David O’Keeffe from Twyford has been in the Army Reserves for 5 years.  He is a member of Headquarter Company 7th Battalion The RIFLES which is based at Brock Barracks in Reading.  David said, “My role is section second in command of a Rifle Platoon at Brock Barracks, and being in the Reserves is a different type of experience from my full time job which as a business development director for an asset management fund, is pretty stressful and full on so I find that I can switch off, and enjoy a different type of stress.”

David was taking part in the Battalion Live Firing Exercise held at Lydd Army Ranges near Hyth in Kent over the weekend 16/17 April 2016.

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Lance Corporal Alex Oates who lives on the Botley Road in Oxford is a PHD Student at Oxford university studying history.

Alex who is a veteran of Afghanistan served with the Regulars in 2009 in Helmand Province.  He said, “It has been a great weekend, really full on and the team have been great, I am really proud to have won the Championship shot.”

Alex was taking part in the Battalion Live Firing Exercise held at Lydd Army Ranges near Hyth in Kent over the weekend 16/17 April 2016.

For more info: http://www.army.mod.uk/infantry/regiments/25678.aspx

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