Congratulations go out to the serving soldiers and officers of 23 Pioneer Regiment, RLC for completing their Coast to Coast cycle ride from Paphos in Southern Cyprus up over the Troodos Mountains (a climb of 5,500 feet) then onto Nicosia and out to the Karpas or Pan Handle of Northern Cyprus finishing at Cape Apostolos Andreas.
Currently the Regiment is serving with one Squadron deployed in Afghanistan, a Troop in Iraq and the remainder in Cyprus. The aim is to raise £5,500 for the fantastic organisation Help for Heroes.
"Please dig deep and support our wounded friends and colleagues and forward this appeal onto your friends and colleagues. Your help in this matter is very much appreciated" comments, Capt. Taff Teague.
23 Pioneer Regiment is soon deploying on Operations in three theatres around the globe. The Unit Welfare Office is raising funds in order to boost the Operational Welfare Package. This package consists of funds to support families and soldiers on rear party whilst the majority of the Regiment are away from home on Operational tours.
If you would like to show your support for 23 Pioneer Regiment, you can help by purchasing a special 23 Pioneer wristband, at only £1 each. Please contact the Association.
Congratulations go out to 23 Pioneer Regiment RLC for their fundraising so far this year. The fundraising aim is to raise as much money as possible during 2008 / 2009 in order to support the excellent work of the Army Benevolent Fund. The target to raise was £23,000 and with a year left to run they have already raised over £22,000 !
Various events have took place - everything from 'The Pioneer Reunion' over the weekend of 5-6th June 2008 which raised a total of £5166.37 to the Regiment walking along the entire 84 miles of Hadrians Wall !
Donating is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to sponsor 23 Pioneer. The Army Benevolent Fund will receive your money faster and, if you are a UK taxpayer, an extra 28% in tax will be added to your gift at no cost to you.
Here is an another excellent video with some excellent photography.
A long, hard summer in Afghanistan with the pioneers of 13 Troop, 23 Pioneer Regiment who were attached to the 2 Mercian Battle Group during their tour of Op Herrick 6, Helmand Province from April to October 2007.
Featuring... Cpl McHugh (Mac), LCpl Joseph (Jo), Pte Sherry (Shez),
Pte Flemming (Flem), Pte Tuinasaqalau (Tuina), Pte Sautaka (Tuks), Pte Hall (H), Cpl Beresford (Bez), LCpl Patterson (Paddy), Pte Wagalevu (Baby), Pte Law (Law), Pte Dent (Denty), Pte Uliviti (Uli), Pte Aisea (Ice), Cpl Scott (Scotty), LCpl Rokodrava (Roko), Pte Lewasaru (Lewi), Pte Anderson (Geordie), Pte Qualo (Q), Pte Seruvatu (Scooby), Pte Gorza (G), Lt Gregg McLeod (Boss), Sgt Uren Palmer (U-P), Pte Dougherty (Doc), Pte Richards (Richards), Pte Rokobatitoa (Roko). Pte Alleyne (Tripod), Pte Ratabua (Ratty). "The Pioneers were there and we kicked ass..."
Jeremy Spake is out to find the hardest
job in Britain.
Surely the toughest job in Britian is not the RLC ! Jeremy visits 23 Pioneer regiment
This was aired on BBC1 Friday 26 April, 19:00 - 19:30 30 mins
Siberian Challenge -
by Major John Starling
Not necessary a 23 Pioneer Story but
none the less ex-Pioneers.
Siberian Challenge is the RLC Millennium exercise with the
Russians last summer, when they crossed the Chersky Mountains
in North-West Siberia. Twenty five soldiers joned by the same
number of the Russian Airborne
Rescue Service (ENERCOM).
Two ex-Pioneers are involved: Sergeant
Ruben Paul of 518 Squadron and myself. To those in Enercom
Sergeant Paul's red beret which was awarded while he served
with 5 Brigade gained him credibility. But Russian sergeants
are two year conscripts and so they were amazed by his versatility.
I told them that driving, cooking, organizing parades, teaching
survival skills and climbing were the usual talents I expected
of a British SNCO.
Following training in Scotland and
Switzerland both teams met at Granton on Spey and Glencoe
for the first joint exercise last February. After two weeks
at Glencors Depot, Edinburgh, Sergeant Paul had trained the
Russian Airborne which included their full colonels to care
for their bed spaces that he inspected and to cheer each time
he mentioned Pioneers.