Pakistan Army team won a gold medal in recently concluded Exercise Cambrian Patrol 2016. About 120 renowned armies of the world participated in the exercise. This exercise is one of the most arduous and prestigious military events, testing candidates’ leadership, field craft, discipline and both mental and physical robustness. The exercise is open to all three services and international patrols, says a press release received here today from London
Felicitating the team, H.E. Syed Ibne Abbas, Pakistan High Commissioner to the UK, said: “My heartiest felicitation to the Pakistan Army team on winning the Gold Medal. This is a testimony to the highest standards of Pakistan Army’s professionalism and training.”
Pakistan Army team had earlier won gold medals in 2010 and 2015. They have correctly defined the professional standards of Pakistan Army and this achievement is testimony of the professionalism and the highest levels of training in Pakistan Army.
Some of the international patrols that participated in the exercise included Latvia, Mexico, Nepal, Canada, Italy, Georgia, Germany, Pakistan, Australia, Czech Republic, New Zealand, India, Ireland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belgium, Chile, Kosovo, Brazil, and Switzerland.
Set up over 50 years ago by Welsh reservists, patrol teams of eight are required to cover over 50km on foot carrying an average of 30kg over the most unforgiving Welsh terrain in less than 48 hours. Patrols are required to undertake a number of ‘tasks’ on their route, each testing a different aspect of soldering e.g.
Navigation, first aid and casualty evacuation, CBRN, recognition of aircraft, vehicles and equipment and a tactical river crossing to name but a few.